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Internet Code, a third code, may be confusing for some
TWO YEARS AGO, on December 21, 2016, the CRTC acknowledged the increasing importance of Internet services to Canadians in Telecom Regulatory Policy 2016-496, in which the Commission defined fixed and mobile wireless broadband Internet access Read more

CES 2019: Cable companies hit back at wireless with plan for 10G networks
LAS VEGAS – With wireless touting 5G, cable jumped in with 10G at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday. Read more

Jean-François Pruneau tapped as new president, CEO of Videotron
Quebecor adds to C-suite MONTREAL – Videotron has elevated Jean-François Pruneau to president and CEO of Videotron, succeeding Manon Brouillette who said in October that Read more

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Wireless market comparisons: New study slams ISED report; which is right?
The First Law of Economists: For every economist, there exists an equal and opposite economist; The Second Law of Economists: They’re both wrong... An economist is someone who doesn’t know what he’s talking about Read more

Despite dip, wireless prices in Canada still higher than many other countries: ISED report
OTTAWA – While increased competition has helped to push down mobile wireless plan prices, Canadians still pay more than most G7 countries and Australia, according to an annual telecom services price comparison report commissioned by Innovation, Read more

CES 2019: BlackBerry aims to make IoT devices more secure
LAS VEGAS – BlackBerry wants to make connected devices more secure by licensing its software to manufacturers of connected devices such as fitness trackers and smart speakers. Read more

Stingray makes play for CHOO-FM from Golden West
MONTREAL – Stingray subsidiary Stingray Radio is buying CHOO-FM in Drumheller, AB from Golden West Broadcasting. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more

Twitter to live-stream more PGA Tour events globally (including Canada)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - The PGA Tour has expanded its agreement with Twitter to live stream nearly 140 hours of live competition across 28 tournaments during the 2018-19 PGA Tour season. Read more

NTT Communications establishes PoP in Toronto
NEW YORK – NTT Communications is expanding its tier-1 global IP network with a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Toronto. Read more

Canada’s robust 4G networks “paving the way” for 5G: CWTA
OTTAWA - The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is crediting government policies that promote facilities-based competition for Canada’s status as a “global 4G superpower Read more

Thunderbird Entertainment's ‘Kim's Convenience’ heads to Asia
CBC debuts season three on January 8 VANCOUVER – Canadian hit comedy Kim’s Convenience is in pursuit of more international audiences after finalizing a distribution deal for the Asian market. Read more

CRTC calls for comments on expanded production report from big ownership groups
OTTAWA – The CRTC is seeking feedback on a new production report to be completed annually by the large English- and French-language ownership groups in place of the current programs of national interest (PNI) report. Read more

Bell Let's Talk Day kicks off 2019 campaign
MONTREAL – The national awareness campaign leading up to the world's biggest conversation about mental health is underway with just over three weeks until Bell Let's Talk Day 2019 on Wednesday, January 30. Read more

Rogers extends low-cost Internet program to more housing partners in Ontario
TORONTO - Rogers Communications has rolled out its Connected for Success program to more locations in Ontario, making its inexpensive Internet service available to 300 housing partners. Read more

Voiced by Canadian talent, new Spin Master preschool series picked up by TVO, Nickelodeon
TORONTO – TVO will be the Canadian home for Spin Master’s new original animated preschool series Abby Hatcher. Read more

New IoT models, SD-WAN launches, top list of predictions for 2019
LONDON – The start of a new year always arrives with a slew of predictions. Read more

Stingray scraps bid for Music Choice; inks affiliate deal with Altice USA
MONTREAL - Stingray Digital Group has abandoned its latest plan to acquire U.S. Read more

SSi Mobile available across Nunavut after launching in 25th community
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro has met its goal of launching its wireless service in all 25 Nunavut communities in 2018 after flipping the final switch in Kugluktuk on December 26. Read more

Westman’s new BoD includes reps from more communities
BRANDON, MB - Westman Communications Group has announced its 2019 Board of Directors. Read more

VMedia offers up a year of free Internet service
TORONTO – VMedia has kicked off a new contest that will award 12 months of free Internet service to two winners from each province. Read more

CTV midseason schedule includes return of ‘Cardinal’, ‘The Launch’; new AGT
TORONTO – CTV welcomes 2019 with a midseason schedule headlined by the return of original series The Launch and Cardinal in January. Read more

Banff Fest opens ‘kick-off’ rate registration
BANFF – Registration is now open for the Banff World Media Festival which will mark 40 years in 2019. Read more

New live-action ‘Kim Possible’ coming to Disney Channel Canada
TORONTO – Disney Channel Canada is readying a new original movie and miniseries that are scheduled to debut in February. Read more

Telecom revenues top $50B in 2017: CRTC CMR
OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Canadians’ increasing use of Internet and mobile services helped to drive up telecommunications revenues 3.2% to $50.3 billion in 2017, slightly faster than the five-year average annual growth rate of 2.9%, the CRTC said Read more

ISPs should provide standardized quotes for easy comparison shopping, says Competition Bureau
OTTAWA – Prices advertised by Canada’s Internet service providers should include all mandatory fees, and “unlimited” services should actually be unlimited, says the Competition Bureau. Read more

Rogers upgrades wireless service in Saskatoon, Burnaby
SASKATOON and BURNABY - Rogers said Thursday that it has improved its wireless service in Saskatoon and in Burnaby as part of its multi-year network plan to bring gigabit LTE and 5G to its customers. Read more

Just one more to go as SSi Mobile launches in 24th Nunavut community
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro launched in its 24th wireless market in Nunavut on Thursday. Read more

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