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LAWFUL ACCESS: Don’t change police limits on access to carrier data, says parliamentary committee
OTTAWA – Independent Internet providers are cautiously optimistic that a parliamentary committee’s Read more

Gatineau flood to delay CRTC license renewal decisions
GATINEAU – Continued flooding in Gatineau, home of the CRTC and many of its staff, means the big decisions planned for this week have been put off until next week, has learned. Read more

UPDATE #2: Shoan out at the CRTC, again; vows to challenge decision in Federal Court
OTTAWA - Raj Shoan said that he will contest his most recent dismissal from his role as the CRTC's Ontario commissioner in order “to ensure accountability and justice.” Read more

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BIG DATA: New research labs aims to help Feds exploit existing spectrum
OTTAWA - The Federal Government is banking on big data to help it make smarter use of the country’s wireless spectrum. Read more

Telus urges shareholders to reject TRC Capital’s mini-tender offer
VANCOUVER – Telus is asking its shareholders to turn down an unsolicited mini-tender offer made by TRC Capital Corporation. Read more

ISED Minister Bains to open 2017 Canadian Telecom Summit
TORONTO - Innovation, Science and Economic Development minister Navdeep Bains will deliver the opening keynote address on June 5 at the 2017 Canadian Telecom Summit. Read more

Copyright Board certifies SOCAN tariffs
OTTAWA - The Copyright Board of Canada has certified a number of tariffs pertaining to the statement of royalties to be collected by SOCAN between 2007 and 2017. Read more

CommTech West’s inaugural Vancouver show opens May 31
VANCOUVER – Register now for CommTech West which this year will take place May 31 – June 1 at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Vancouver. Read more

Toronto’s newest ethnic radio station to use former FM rebroadcast transmitter
TORONTO – Toronto listeners will soon have a new ethnic radio station after the CRTC granted a broadcasting licence to multilingual broadcaster Radio 1540 Limited on Friday. Read more

First ever iHeartRadio WestFest takes the stage July 8 in Calgary
TORONTO - iHeartRadio Canada is heading west, with the inaugural iHeartRadio WestFest scheduled for July 8 at Shaw Millennium Park in Calgary. Read more

Some 70% of loaded Android TV boxes configured to to access unlicensed content: Sandvine
WATERLOO, ON - Set-top box sellers, unlicensed video services, and file hosts are reaping the ill-gotten rewards of preloaded TV boxes that enable unauthorized access to TV programming, according to data from Sandvine. Read more

Bell Media Radio promotes Farina, Daigle, as Corey departs
TORONTO - Bell Media has elevated Rob Farina to the role of head of radio content, strategy, and iHeartRadio for Bell Media, effective May 29. Read more

New site allows Groupe V Media to link customers with local merchants
MONTREAL - Groupe V Media has opened the doors on its new online store known as Read more

Foreign exchange fluctuations flatten Q1 revenues at Telesat
OTTAWA – Telesat posted flat revenues and a steep drop in profits for its first quarter of 2017, the company said Thursday. Read more

SWIFT adds Region of Waterloo as full partner
WYOMING, ON - The Region of Waterloo has joined the SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Network as a full partner, contributing $2.2 million in funding towards its plan to build an open-access, ultra-high-speed fibre-optic regional Read more

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