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Cord-cutters or -nevers under the age of 30 approaches 50%
WINNIPEG – The number of Canadian households who report never having a traditional television subscription, or who have cut the cord which once delivered TV to them, rose to 17.8% in 2017 for all Canadians and 44.5% for those Canadians under Read more

SWIFT says CRTC Broadband Fund design leaves out far too many
Asks for Review & Vary GATINEAU – A large consortium of Ontario communities and other groups, together known as SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. Read more

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
2019 WILL BE HERE SOON, but before it arrives, we here at are taking a bit of time off – and we hope all of you will be able to do the same. Read more

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Telecom portion of CRTC's Communications Monitoring Report coming Thursday
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC Communications Monitoring Report (CMR) on the telecom industry will be released Thursday, says the Commission. Read more

Led by Montreal, Canadian city-dwellers enjoy impressive 4G speeds, access: OpenSignal
LONDON, UK – Montreal takes the cake as Canada’s fastest city for mobile speeds, according to new data from OpenSignal. Read more

CRTC directs telcos to block Canadians’ unwanted calls within next year
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC has given Canada's telcos exactly 12 months to implement a universal network-level call blocking system to help cut down on the number of unsolicited and illegitimate calls that Canadians receive. Read more

Global’s winter lineup includes ‘The Titan Games’, return of ‘The Blacklist’
TORONTO – Global has unveiled its slate of new premieres and established returning hits for its winter schedule. Read more

Videotron sells 4Degrees Colocation for $259M
MONTREAL – Videotron is selling off its 4Degrees Colocation data centers to California-based data center service provider Vantage Data Centers for C$259 million, subject to certain Read more

CRTC catches, fines, two more telemarketers
OTTAWA – Two companies have been fined over $40,000 for making non-compliant telemarketing calls to Canadians, the CRTC said Wednesday. Read more

Super Channel to air first season of Mennonite drug drama ‘Pure’
EDMONTON – Super Channel is offering subscribers a chance to catch up on the first season of Pure before the debut of the second season. Read more

CBC/Radio-Canada names Claude Galipeau as corporate development EVP
TORONTO - Claude Galipeau is joining CBC/Radio-Canada as executive vice-president, corporate development, the public broadcaster announced Tuesday. Read more

Feds help fund expansion of Radio communautaire Cornwall-Alexandria
CASSELMAN, ON – Christmas came early for non-profit community radio broadcaster Radio communautaire Cornwall-Alexandria which received $253,104 in government funding to expand the reach of its antenna. Read more

SaskTel preps for record data use, 2.55M calls over holidays
REGINA - SaskTel is gearing up for a busy holiday season, estimating that customers will send and receive more than 27 million text messages and place more than 2.55 million calls from Christmas Eve through Boxing Day. Read more

SSi Mobile connects Nunavut youth to Crisis Text Line
YELLOWKNIFE – SSi Mobile is helping Nunavut youth in crisis to quickly and discreetly connect to the Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone. Read more

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