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IIC Canada: Blais tells industry to accept his changes, embrace its future
CRTC chair looks back, and ahead, and finds industry is lagging OTTAWA – “We as a nation have to stop spinning our wheels on legacy issues and embrace where we’re heading,” CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said Wednesday in a Read more Interview: Ten minutes with Jean-Pierre Blais; does he want to stay?
AFTER HIS SPEECH TO IIC Canada Wednesday afternoon in Ottawa, we sat down with CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais for a quick chat about his talk – and a few other things. Read more

Cable legend Israel “Sruki” Switzer dies
PHOENIX – Legendary Canadian cable pioneer Israel “Sruki” Switzer died at his home in Phoenix late Wednesday afternoon of a heart attack. Read more

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Canadian-based TV, content exporters, create new industry association
OTTAWA – Seven Canadian-based broadcasters and content creators have founded a new industry association designed to represent the Canadian television and digital content distribution and export space and its members on matters of national Read more

Alison Smith headlines new international affairs show on CPAC
OTTAWA – CPAC’s new weekly international affairs program hosted by veteran journalist and ex-CBCer Alison Smith (pictured) is set to debut on Sunday. Read more

Fight Network Italia to launch Friday in Italy
TORONTO – Fight Network has expanded to Italy, and will launch Fight Network Italia in partnership with production company Amanita Media on November 18. Read more

Bell Canada hackers caught, charged
A TENNESSE MAN charged with hacking and posting Bell Canada client information has been sentenced to 45 months in a U.S. Read more

SaskTel continues to boost Internet speeds
REGINA – SaskTel has cranked up Internet speeds in four more communities. Read more

Canada’s LTE networks hold their own: report
LONDON, UK – Canada ranks within the top 25 countries for 4G availability and speed, according to a new report by OpenSignal. Read more

Eastlink to launch wireless in Newfoundland next year
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Ssi Micro pins expansion hopes on reduced fibre backbone service rates in the North
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro is expressing cautious optimism over the CRTC’s plans to review Northwestel’s fibre backbone service rates in the hopes that it may Read more

Videotron preps for Gb service
MONTREAL – Videotron is gearing up to roll out 1 Gbps Internet service. Read more

CACTUS readies events, live show, in support of #DigiCanCon
OTTAWA - The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) is hosting a number of events to help Canadians participate in the Canadian Content in a Digital World consultation (#DigiCanCon), culminating with a live TV Read more

DHX Media strikes five new content deals in China as Q1 profits, revenues tumble
HALIFAX – DHX Media has licensed more than 2,400 half-hours of preschool and kids' content across five video-on-demand services in China, the company said late Monday in conjunction with the release of its Q1 2017 financial results. Read more

Rogers, Ericsson team up on IoT pilot for water quality testing with the City of Ottawa
TORONTO - Rogers and Ericsson are partnering on a “Connected Water” initiative that will use Internet of Things technology to support the City of Ottawa’s water quality testing program. Read more

Samsung buys RCS business from NewNet Communication Technologies
MISSISSAUGA - Samsung Electronics is acquiring NewNet Communication Technologies (Canada), Inc., a company operating Rich Communications Services (RCS) business within NewNet Communication Technologies. Read more

2017 Canadian Telecom Summit set for June 5-7 in Toronto
TORONTO – Mark your calendars for the 2017 Canadian Telecom Summit which will be held June 5-7, 2017 in Toronto. Read more

ole founder Ott to keynote Canadian Music Week
TORONTO – Robert Ott, co-founder, chairman and CEO of independent music publishing and rights management company ole, has been confirmed as one of the first keynotes of the 2017 Canadian Music Week. Read more

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