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COMMENTARY: The CRTC should revisit part of its wholesale ISP decision
REGULATING AN INDUSTRY involves a careful balance. Telecommunications is a perfect example. It is regulated so that consumers can expect fair prices, quality of service and universal access. Read more

Worried about Code erosion, CRTC officially launches review of cellphone financing
GATINEAU – On Friday, the CRTC launched the review it said was coming over the 36-month device financing plans certain service wireless providers recently launched, which it Read more

COMMENTARY: Big telecom must be made to work for the underserved
OF ALL OF THE REACTIONS from last week’s final wholesale rates for broadband internet announced by the CRTC, Bell’s cancellation of plans to improve Wireless Home Internet for 200,000 households stood out. Read more

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Westman connects all communities with fibre
ST. LAZARE, Man. – With the now complete upgrade of its network facilities in St. Read more

Amazon Fire TV Cube coming to Canada next month
SEATTLE – Amazon today announced its “fastest and most powerful” Fire TV ever, the Fire TV Cube, is coming to Canada in October, but can be pre-ordered now. Read more

Gusto TV to launch on Freebie TV; international co-pros next
OTTAWA – Gusto Worldwide Media announced it will be launching on ad-supported VOD platform Freebie TV this fall. Read more

BNN Bloomberg turns 20
TORONTO – Bell Media’s all-business news channel BNN Bloomberg celebrated its 20th anniversary of serving Canadian investors and business decision makers with a special edition of Market Call which aired Wednesday at noon. Read more

New CTV News podcast to dive into polling data
TORONTO – Just in time for the federal election, CTV News has launched Tred Line, a new podcast featuring pollster Nik Nanos with co-host and CTV News producer Michael Stittle. Read more

TeraGo hires Rogers exec to push 5G fixed wireless
TORONTO – TeraGo announced Wednesday morning that it has hired a new VP whose goal will be to accelerate the company’s efforts to commercialize 5G fixed wireless commercial services in Canada utilizing 5G mmWave spectrum. Read more

"Hey Hollywood!" DGC launches TIFF ad campaign touting Canadian talent
TORONTO – The Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario) is letting the film world’s glitterati know when they shoot in Toronto “we’ve got talent sought after by the biggest names in film and television,” according to Alan Goluboff, Read more

More Sasktel rural expansion
REGINA – SaskTel today said it has launched interNET Extended 50 in nine more rural communities: Abernethy, Asquith, Bethune, Eston, Hepburn, Kerrobert, Unity, Waldheim, and Wilkie. Read more

Access Show n Shine raises over $20,000
Access Show n Shine raises over $20,000REGINA – Despite a rainy day, over 1,000 spectators came to admire 145 classic vehicles at the 13th annual Access Communications Labour Day Show n Shine. Read more

Patrick Jutras appointed Quebecor's SVP and chief advertising officer
MONTREAL – Patrick Jutras has been named senior vice-president and chief advertising officer of Quebecor and TVA Group, the company announced today. Read more

Eric Ellenbogen named new DHX Media CEO
Former Marvel exec takes over today HALIFAX – Eric Ellenbogen has been appointed CEO and vice-chair of the board of directors at DHX Media, effective today, the company has announced. Read more

SWIFT issues RFPs, prequalifies new ISPs
LONDON – Non-profit regional broadband project SWIFT has issued its first round of RFPs for the design and construction of high-speed broadband networks within the 20 municipalities it covers. Read more

SaskTel raises Eyebrow
REGINA – SaskTel today announced that the residents and businesses in the Village of Eyebrow, along with 35 other rural Saskatchewan communities, now have access to its maxTV Stream and interNET Extended 25 and 50. Read more

ATN revenues decline, losses mount
TORONTO – Broadcaster Asian Television Network says it is continuing to feel the sting of piracy as its revenue continues to decline, but that it is hopeful the Broadcast and Telecom Legislative Review Panel might have a lifeline for it Read more

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