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THE INDEPENDENTS: Beanfield Metroconnect wants to humanize telecom
FASCINATED BY TELEPHONES as a child, Dan Armstrong remembers thinking Bell Canada was “just the coolest thing in the world” and he marveled at how phones changed the world by allowing people to talk to each other anywhere. Read more

LES INDÉPENDANTES : Beanfield Metroconnect veut humaniser les télécommunications
FASCINÉ PAR LES TÉLÉPHONES dans son enfance, Dan Armstrong se souvient d’avoir pensé que Bell Canada était « le plus cool au monde » et s’émerveillait de voir comment le téléphone avait changé le monde en permettant aux gens de Read more

Canada's 600 MHz Auction: Bidding opens at 10am ET on March 12th
BIDDING IS SET TO GET underway in Canada’s much anticipated 600 MHz spectrum auction. Read more

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Proposed Commission Directive: Federal government orders the CRTC to put Canadians at the forefront (Updated with the official Gazetted order)
OTTAWA – In something of a surprising move, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains announced Tuesday during Question Period he planned to issue a Policy direction to the CRTC requiring it to improve the Read more

Bell, Corus, Rogers seek relief from described video CoL for programming arriving too close to air date
OTTAWA – The CRTC is calling for comments on an application by three of the country’s big broadcasters seeking to amend their condition of licence requiring that all of their prime time programming be broadcast with described video by Read more

ISED directive has “cleared a path for tiny telecoms”: dotmobile
TORONTO - Data On Tap Inc., the company behind fledgling wireless provider dotmobile, is giving a shout out to the CRTC and ISED for moves that they say pave the way for greater competition in Canada’s wireless market. Read more

Global News turns up the heat on Alberta's political leaders
CALGARY – Global News is serving up an exclusive new series offering viewers a new side of Alberta’s political party leaders. Read more

SaskTel launches interNET Extended 25 service in 19 more rural communities
REGINA - SaskTel has boosted its internet speeds in more rural areas of the province, making its interNET Extended 25 service available in 19 Read more

UPDATED: T+E freeview filled with spine tingling new programming
TORONTO – A new series about first responders who encounter the supernatural during emergency calls will make its world premiere during T+E’s free preview on now through May 5. Read more

New Bell MTS series scores off-ice experience with Winnipeg Jets players
WINNIPEG – Bell MTS is readying a new series for Fibe TV1 viewers starring players from the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets. Read more

Attend The Art of Leadership for Women with OAB
TORONTO – The Ontario Association of Broadcasters is offering members $100 off the cost of a pass to The Art of Leadership for Women conference in Toronto on April 12, 2019. Read more

Freedom Mobile launches in Eastern Ontario
CALGARY – Freedom Mobile has arrived in six Eastern Ontario communities as the Shaw-owned service continues to invest in and expand its wireless network. Read more

CRTC's Women in Production Summit participants take on gender parity in Canadian film, TV
OTTAWA and GATINEAU – The CRTC is joining forces with Canada's big public and private-sector broadcasters in an effort to help more women to play leading roles in the Canadian film and television production industry. Read more

Rogers’ chatr stocks Nokia 2.1 from HMD Global
TORONTO – Rogers flanker brand chatr is the exclusive Canadian home of the Nokia 2.1, the first smartphone from HMD Global. Read more

Cisco Systems Canada’s Rola Dagher, APTN among WCT annual award winners
OTTAWA - Aboriginal People's Television Network (APTN) has been named Company of the Year by Women in Communications and Technology (WCT), while Cisco Systems Canada president Rola Dagher was tapped as Woman of the Year. Read more

CRTC sets more determinations on next-gen 9-1-1 network design
OTTAWA – The CRTC issued more determinations on next-generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) network design efficiencies Thursday as it moves to connect Canadians will new and Read more

Sportsnet streamer SN Now+ available on annual plan
TORONTO – Sports fans may now make a single payment to receive Sportsnet’s premium OTT sports streaming service SN Now+ for an entire year. Read more

Shaw rolls out GB speeds for businesses
CALGARY - Shaw Business has cranked up its internet speeds, giving business customers access to up to 1 Gbps download and 125 Mbps upload. Read more

Telus enlists customers to help with $1M donation to SickKids hospital
TORONTO – Telus has pledged to give $25 for every new smartphone it activates in Ontario this month to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), to a maximum donation of $50,000. Read more

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