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BSO Hearing: Broadband in the Far North is way different than down south
GATINEAU - The Government of Yukon and the Kativik Regional Government both told the CRTC on the first day of its basic service obligation (BSO) hearing that broadband is an essential service and that the Commission must take regulatory Read more

STAC: Tower operators must walk the talk on safety
TORONTO – Canada's wireless tower owners are putting too much pressure on tower consulting and construction companies to cut their costs, the inaugural conference of a new industry safety association was told today. Read more

DERYtelecom successor backed by La Caisse, Capital croissance PME and BDC Capital
MONTREAL – Quebec-based regional communication company DERYtelecom has received $15 million from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Capital croissance PME (CCPME) and BDC Capital to facilitate a transfer of ownership within the Read more

More Breaking Stories EXCLUSIVE: How the company Ted built is transforming to serve the next generation
Sharespace aiming to make Rogers workers, customers, happier “WE WANT TO WIN!” Guy Laurence says unreservedly, when asked why he and his leadership team have undertaken what must be one of the largest corporate Read more

Connecting low-income Canadians is worth the investment, Rogers says
OTTAWA – Rogers Communications won't earn much from its program offering low-cost Internet to low-income households, but it’s worth the investment, says Deepak Khandelwal, Rogers’ chief customer officer. Read more

Cape Breton next to benefit from high-speed Internet initiative
OTTAWA – Cape Breton is the latest region to receive faster, more reliable high-speed Internet as part of the federal government’s Connecting Canadians Read more

There's still time to #TalkBroadband with the CRTC
GATINEAU - As the CRTC kicked off its public hearing into basic telecommunications services Monday, it reiterated its call for public feedback. Read more

Telus to invest $1B across Ontario through 2019
TORONTO - Telus will invest $1 billion in new communications infrastructure across Ontario through 2019, of which $245 million will be invested this year alone, the company said Monday. Read more

Canada examines health devices during 2016 IoT global privacy sweep
GATINEAU – The Privacy Commissioner of Canada will zero in on health devices during this year’s international internet privacy sweep into the the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more

TVO pares back in-house productions
TORONTO – TVO said Monday that it is wrapping up in-house production of the short interstitial segments of Gisèle's Big Backyard next month as it struggles with “limited resources”. Read more

Huawei to invest $3M in University of Toronto research projects
SHANGHAI, CHINA - Huawei and the University of Toronto have struck a strategic research partnership agreement that will see the company invest over $3 million in research projects with the university over the next three years. Read more

Alain Gourd charity event set for eve of LSUC Communications Law Conference
OTTAWA - Friends and colleagues of the late Alain Gourd (pictured) are invited to a charity fundraiser in his memory, scheduled Read more

Feds pump additional $34.5M into rural broadband program
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON – The Federal Government has announced plans to extend its rural broadband initiative Connecting Canadians to include an additional Read more

CRTC scraps price ceiling for Telesat’s C-band FSS
OTTAWA – To help promote a more competitive fixed satellite services market, the CRTC has removed the price ceiling currently applicable to Telesat Canada's C-band fixed satellite services. Read more

CTV Kitchener’s quick correction to erroneous news report ok: CBSC
OTTAWA – A news report with incorrect information that was quickly corrected respected the requirements of the broadcast codes, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has ruled. Read more

SaskTel extends Internet access to three more rural communities
REGINA - SaskTel has rolled out high speed Internet service to three more rural communities in the province. Read more

Ross Video, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America strike technology partnership
OTTAWA – Ross Video has formed a non-exclusive technology partnership with Hitachi Kokusai Electric America to explore emerging production technologies. Read more

New Gusto TV series goes fishing
OTTAWA – Gusto TV is serving up a new original cooking series that shows how seafood that tastes and looks gourmet can be quick, easy, and fun. Read more

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