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Federal government going on a CRTC hiring spree (Update #2: Deadline extended again)
Posting makes it highly unlikely chairman Blais will be retained OTTAWA – January 23rd, the federal government made public a slew of Governor-in-Council appointment vacancies, Read more

NG911 Hearing: Why we need better emergency tools for disability communities
GATINEAU – The development and deployment of a next-generation 911 network (NG911) is perhaps most critical for Canadians who are unable to use the conventional call-based system. Read more

NG911 Hearing: Why incumbent telcos are best positioned to provide NG911
GATINEAU – As Telus said last Monday during the CRTC’s N911 hearing, incumbent telcos believe that they are the logical choice as providers of next-generation 911 (NG911) services. Read more

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Communities should fund their own broadband networks, says new campaign
VANCOUVER – Local governments' investments in community broadband are key to delivering cheaper, faster broadband that meets the CRTC’s Read more

Hollywood Suite readies exclusive coverage of 2017 BAFTAs, Film Independent Spirit Awards
TORONTO – Hollywood Suite has the exclusive rights to the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) and live coverage of the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards next month. Read more

Sprint scoops up 33% of Tidal

Twitter to live-stream red carpet programming from dick clark productions
SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter is partnering with dick clark productions (dcp) to live stream programming from upcoming award shows that will integrate Twitter fan and celebrity show-related conversations into the live programs. Read more

Randy Lennox to receive Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award during Juno Week
TORONTO – Music industry veteran executive and Bell Media brass Randy Lennox has been named as the recipient of the 2017 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Read more

Bell Let’s Talk supports child and youth mental health in Atlantic region; mental health integrated in to St. John Ambulance courses
HALIFAX and OTTAWA - Bell Let's Talk and all four Atlantic provinces have thrown their support behind child and youth mental health across the region with a combined gift of $2 million to the Strongest Families Institute. Read more

Canadian seniors less likely to cut, shave, the TV cord: MTM
OTTAWA – While Canadian seniors still prefer traditional media outlets like television, radio and newspapers, they also prefer to use their tablets to access the Internet, says new research from the Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

Ken Engelhart joins roster of consulting experts at StrategyCorp
TORONTO – Former Rogers exec Ken Engelhart has joined consulting firm StrategyCorp as a senior advisor. Read more

SaskTel continues LTE expansion in rural areas of Saskatchewan
REGINA - SaskTel has expanded LTE coverage for the first time to 62 towers in the rural areas and communities around Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, along Highway 11 between Regina and Saskatoon and west of Highway 11, and communities along Highway Read more

Register now for Whites’ ‘February Freeze’ technology showcase
TORONTO - Registration is now open for February Freeze, Whites’ yearly technology showcase now in its 16th year. Read more

Netflix signs on record 7M new subscribers in Q4
LOS GATOS, CA – Netflix marked the 10th anniversary of its streaming launch with the largest quarter of net additions in its history. Read more

MAtv says new programming slate includes ideas from community
MONTREAL – Stressing its representation of “the entire population of Montréal”, Videotron’s community channel MAtv said that its new programming schedule includes a number of new shows that were proposed by viewers. Read more

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