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Report says $1.68B in network investment will be cut if CRTC decision stands
TORONTO – Expect network investment to plummet, the growth of the digital economy in Canada to stall and an invasion of well-heeled foreign broadband resellers if the recent Read more

Fedeli, Seidl to keynote Rural and Remote Broadband Conference
NORTH BAY, Ont. Read more

Rogers extends device financing to now include sales taxes
TORONTO — Rogers announced it is the first national carrier to allow smartphone customers to finance the entire cost of their devices, by extending its financing options to include taxes on phones. Read more

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Ontario Consumers Home Services, Blue Dream fined $260,000 for DNCL violations
OTTAWA-GATINEAU — The CRTC announced it is imposing a $194,330 penalty on Ontario Consumers Home Services (also known as Simply Comfort) and a $69,000 penalty on Blue Dream for violating the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. Read more

Xplornet to build out fibre, fixed wireless, in eastern Ontario
MARKHAM – Xplornet and the Canadian government announced Friday they are going to help connect over 80,000 rural homes and businesses in Eastern Ontario, thanks to a $16 million investment from the Connect to Innovate program. Read more

New radio ads call out feds for subsidizing junk news
TORONTO – Friends of Canadian Broadcasting has announced a new radio ad campaign which will air in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver starting next week. Read more

Fibre-like speeds coming to the Arctic next year from OneWeb
LONDON, U.K. Read more

Anthem acquires majority interest in AXS TV and HDNet Movies networks
Deal includes AXS TV’s library of wrestling, MMA and entertainment content TORONTO, DALLAS and LOS ANGELES — Anthem Sports & Entertainment announced it has acquired a majority interest in HDNet LLC, parent company of the US Read more

Prime Time 2020 early bird registration now open
OTTAWA — Early bird registration is now available for Prime Time 2020, scheduled for January 29-31, 2020 in Ottawa. Read more

Radio industry veteran Mike McVay to deliver keynote at OAB’s Connection 2019 conference
TORONTO — The Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) announced radio industry consultant Mike McVay (pictured) will deliver the closing keynote address at the OAB’s Connection 2019 conference, to be held November 7 at the Marriott Read more

Canadian ISP Summit agenda announced, early bird pricing ends Sept. 20
TORONTO — The Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC) announced the agenda for this fall’s Canadian ISP Summit is now online. Read more

CBC/Radio-Canada joins global media fight against disinformation
Google, Facebook, Twitter also join BBC-led Trusted News Charter TORONTO — CBC/Radio-Canada says it is joining forces with other media partners to fight the global spread of disinformation. Read more

Canadian Film Centre awarded $350,000 grant from Ontario government
TORONTO — Ontario’s minister of tourism, culture and sport, Lisa MacLeod, was at the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) on Sunday to announce the provincial government is providing a $350,000 grant to the nationally recognized film school and Read more

Thunderbird rolling out its largest-ever fall lineup
Eight new shows to premiere across several platforms VANCOUVER — Thunderbird Entertainment Group announced Monday its largest fall lineup in company history, with a record-breaking eight Thunderbird productions set to premiere across Read more

Globalstar’s SPOT X satellite messenger helps cell phone users stay connected
MISSISSAUGA, ON — Globalstar Canada Satellite is introducing a new two-way satellite messaging device that enables cell phone users to stay connected even when they are off the grid or experiencing unreliable network coverage. Read more

Super Channel Heart & Home piles on the Christmas
EDMONTON – Super Channel announced this week it will be celebrating 67 days of Christmas beginning November 1st. Read more

T+E to creep viewers out in October.
TORONTO – Starting October 3rd, Blue Ant Media’s T+E will launch “Creep Month” a line-up of new programming that features five new series and two returning favourites, just in time for Halloween. Read more

CFC says Bruce Smith will lead Bell Media Prime Time TV Program
TORONTO – The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and Bell Media announced this week one of Canada’s top drama showrunners, Bruce Smith, will be the executive producer in residence of the 2019 Bell Media Prime Time TV Program. Read more

Telus launches new workshop to promote healthy tech relationships in high schoolers
TORONTO - Telus wants to help students develop healthy relationships with technology and to that end has launched the Telus Wise happiness workshop. Read more

IT scares up $56 million for Ontario
TORONTO – Economic data released today by the Motion Picture Association - Canada says Warner Bros.' movie It Chapter Two, which was released today, weekend, spent more than $56.4 million in the province of Ontario Read more

Comlinkdata buys Tutela
BOSTON and VICTORIA, B.C. Read more

SCTE Ontario calls for papers
MISSISSAUGA – As customer consumption patterns continue to grow and change, putting pressure on service providers and their employees, while competition also intensifies, network and in-home technologies – and their troubleshooting Read more

Rogers Media cancels Breakfast Television Montreal, will revamp Vancouver and Calgary (updated)
23 jobs cut MONTREAL — As Breakfast Television is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Toronto, Rogers Media is making cuts elsewhere, including cancelling its Montreal morning show entirely, and having some Read more

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