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Connecting the North (Part I)
BROADBAND IN CANADA’S FAR NORTH got a boost earlier this fall when the federal government gave Northwestel $50 million for the deployment of a satellite backhaul network for Nunavut. Read more

Mobile, internet data use jumps 25%; prices rise too: CRTC CMR
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Canadians continue to gorge on data, using 25% more per month on their wireless devices than they did in 2015, says part two of the Read more

New Kamloops stations pay off for Newcap in "successful" Q3; buying two more stations for $3.3 million
DARTMOUTH - Newcap Radio owner Newfoundland Capital Corporation is crediting growth at its stations in Ontario and British Columbia for a third quarter lift in profits and revenues. Read more

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Tbaytel launches FTTP in Fort Frances
FORT FRANCES, Ont. – Tbaytel Fibre is now available to homes and businesses in Fort Frances, a town of about 7,800 right near the border with Minnesota, about 350 kms from Thunder Bay. Read more

Commission seeks input on programming service definitions
OTTAWA – The CRTC is calling for feedback on some proposed revisions to the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations. Read more

Hollywood Suite readies holiday season freeview
TORONTO - Hollywood Suite is gearing up for a five-week national free preview promising a slew of films including 28 premieres. Read more

‘Mohawk Girls’ drives economic growth in Montreal area: CMPA
OTTAWA – Canadian comedy-drama series Mohawk Girls has generated $43.1 million in total economic output in Greater Montreal communities over the course of its 33 episode run, says a new study released by the Canadian Media Producers Read more

Bell Media elevates Taylor Jukes to national role with iHeartRadio Canada
TORONTO – Bell Media has promoted Taylor Jukes to the new role of senior manager of national content for its radio network iHeartRadio Canada. Read more

CTAM Canada calls for new BoD members
TORONTO – CTAM Canada is seeking five new members to join its board of directors. Read more

Dust, water resistant BlackBerry Motion available for Canadians on the go
TORONTO – BlackBerry’s newest device debuted in Canada Friday, heralded as the world’s first water and dust resistant BlackBerry smartphone. Read more

Q3 revenues, profits on the rise at Quebecor
MONTREAL – An uptick in subscribers at Videotron combined with the company's spectrum sale buoyed third quarter revenues and profits at Quebecor. Read more

Millennials open to paying for ad-free news: poll
TORONTO - Millennials are more willing to pay for news than their older counterparts if it means bypassing ads, says a new poll commissioned by The Canadian Journalism Read more

Ericsson rebrands broadcast, media services; launches new global advertising solution
STOCKHOLM – Ericsson has renamed its broadcast and media services business as Red Bee Media and has spun it off as an independent business that it fully owns. Read more

Globalstar promises faster satellite web access
MISSISSAUGA – Globalstar Canada Satellite has introduced a new Internet compression and search engine technology designed to enhance satellite users’ web browsing experience. Read more

Telus posts “solid” Q3 as profits rise 4.2%
VANCOUVER – A surge in new wireless, internet and TV customers at Telus helped to drive up third quarter profits by 4.2%, the company said Thursday. Read more

Q2 ends in a $3.4M loss for Stingray
MONTREAL – Legal fees associated with a patent dispute cut in to second quarter profits at Stingray. Read more

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