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THE INDEPENDENTS: How fibre to the home brought broadband to the bunkhouse
Gosfield North Communications expands rural broadband while helping migrant workers stay in touch with their families COTTAM, Ont. – Two life altering things happened for Rob Petruk in late 2010. Read more

LES INDÉPENDANTES: Comment la fibre à la maison a amené la large bande au dortoir
Gosfield North Communications déploie son réseau à large bande rural tout en aidant les travailleurs saisonniers à rester en contact avec leurs familles. COTTAM, Ont. Read more

Quebec government to appeal website blocking decision
QUEBEC - The Government of Quebec will appeal a Quebec Superior’s Court decision to quash an amendment of the Consumer Read more




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Remote Inuit communities in Quebec to benefit from first-time access to high-speed Internet
KUUJJUAQ, QC – All of Nunavik's 14 Inuit communities as well as 28 institutions in Quebec will soon receive access to high-speed or faster Internet through a $125.2 million investment led by Federal Government’s rural broadband program Read more

David Purdy joins Stingray as CRO
MONTREAL – Stingray has named former Rogers and Vice Media exec David Purdy as its new chief revenue officer. Read more

SaskTel launches new IPTV platform maxTV Stream
Service to be available in over 350 communities in two years REGINA – SaskTel rolled out its new maxTV Stream IPTV platform on Wednesday, offering users access to live television, video on demand content (VoD), plus OTT content from Read more

Quebecor seeks injunction against “erroneous, unfair, defamatory decisions” issued by Quebec Press Council
MONTREAL – Quebecor said Wednesday that it has filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court seeking an injunction and damages from the Quebec Press Council, a private, nonprofit Read more

New Netflix ads between episodes are only a test; can be skipped
NETFLIX HAS CONFIRMED that it is testing out ads for other shows in between episodes, but stresses that viewers can skip them if they wish. Read more

Rogers wraps up more wireless improvements in Ontario
CAMBRIDGE and SARNIA, ON – Rogers said Wednesday that it has completed wireless improvements in the Ontario cities of Cambridge and Sarnia as part of its multi-year network plan to bring gigabit LTE and 5G to its customers. Read more

EXFO restructuring after recent acquisitions; shedding about 5% of workforce
QUEBEC CITY – EXFO has unveiled an accelerated integration plan for two of its recent acquisitions that will see the company recognize savings of over US$10 million but slash its workforce. Read more

Gusto TV is cooking in Singapore
OTTAWA - Gusto Worldwide Media has launched its linear channel Gusto TV in Singapore, the first international foray for the food and lifestyle channel. Read more

Senate says Feds need to study loophole of tax deductibility of foreign web advertising
OTTAWA - The Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications has released its report on the deductibility of foreign internet advertising. Read more

Mandatory distribution order for Northern governments' TV renewed
OTTAWA – The CRTC has renewed the mandatory distribution order for the services of the Legislative Assemblies of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, without an expiry date. Read more

Rogers ‘Hometown Hockey’ hits the road for the fifth season
TORONTO - Rogers is once again gearing up to take “Canada's ultimate touring hockey festival” on the road, unveiling the fifth Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour that will touch down in 25 communities throughout the 2018-19 NHL season. Read more

Sarah MacDonald departs CTV for Global BC
VANCOUVER – Journalist Sarah MacDonald is joining Global BC starting September 4, Corus Entertainment said Tuesday. Read more

SiriusXM Canada puts Mazda customers in the driver’s seat
TORONTO – Mazda customers who purchase a 2018, 2019 or 2020 vehicle equipped with SiriusXM Traffic Plus and Travel Link will receive a complimentary five-year subscription to the service, said the satellite radio broadcaster. Read more

Registration opens for IIC Canada’s communications law and policy conference
OTTAWA - Registration is now open for the ‘Canadian Communications Policy and Legislation: Time for a Review’ presented by the Canadian Chapter of the International Institute of Communications. Read more


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