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Skinny Wireless: No love for Big Three's "joke" low cost data plans
Competition Bureau invokes Sugar Wireless as a model to follow GATINEAU – “Generally, the Bureau does not favour price controls. Read more

BANFF 2018: Decoding the DNA of hit TV
BANFF – I know HitTV is a youth oriented television network in Kazakhstan, and that in Anglo-Canada, "hit TV" – as reflected in the ratings – is pretty much something else that comes from away. Read more

ANALYSIS: Five questions need answers before we set new policy for a digital Canada (Question #5, What must a reformed system deliver?)
WE'VE HEARD LOADS OF discussion and debate since the official launch of the review of the Broadcasting Act - along with the Telecom and Radiocommunication Act - and with another year of discussion and debate on the horizon, the best first course Read more

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COMMENTARY: Why watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is driving a lot of Canadians (and me) crazy
"IT'S NOT OUR FAULT" doesn’t work as an explanation with a group of Mexican-Canadian soccer fans who want to watch their team take on the imposing Germans, reigning world champions, in their own language. Read more

5G standards set
LA JOLLA, CA - 5G as a standard is technically finished after the 3GPP, the international organization that oversees cellular standards, signed off on the standalone 5G New Radio (NR) spec. Read more

COMMENTARY: The Internet can't be harnessed by the likes of the CRTC
THE PROBLEMS START WITH the title. Read more

Bundles, demographics, help Vidéotron maintain subscribers, despite price increases
TORONTO – “There’s no doubt in our minds that the power of the bundle is true and helps us in grabbing more market share,” said Quebecor’s Jean-François Pruneau Wednesday during Scotiabank’s Telecom, Media and Technology Conference Read more

Rogers surviving Freedom's speed bumps just fine, says CFO
TORONTO - As the Canadian wireless landscape continues to feel competitive heat from the likes of Shaw’s Freedom Mobile, Rogers CFO Tony Staffieri remains confident any impact is manageable. Read more

YouTube Music arrives in Canada
TORONTO - YouTube rolled out its YouTube Music and YouTube Premium streaming platforms to Canada on Monday. Read more

9 Story Media Group rebrands Out of the Blue to 9 Story USA; names Angela Santomero CCO
TORONTO - 9 Story Media Group is rebranding its newly acquired children’s content producer Out of the Blue as 9 Story USA, and has Read more

Rogers Media launches third local news service, this time in Kitchener
KITCHENER, ON - Residents in Ontario’s Tri-Cities, also known as Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo, have a new source for local news with the launch of KitchenerToday.com. Read more

Novacap completes Horizon Telcom buy; eyes future expansion in U.S. Midwest
LONGUEUIL, QC - Canadian private equity firm Novacap has finalized it acquisition of Ohio-based telco Horizon Telcom for US$220 million. Read more

Ssi Mobile now in a dozen Nunavut communities
YELLOWKNIFE - SSi Micro is continuing to roll out its wireless service across Nunavut. Read more

CBC News Hall of Fame adds Trina McQueen
TORONTO - Journalist and broadcast executive Trina McQueen was inducted into the CBC News Hall of Fame Friday afternoon at an event that included speakers such as CTV News president Wendy Freeman, CBC News editor in chief Jennifer McGuire, CBC Read more

SWIFT seeks info from TSPs, WISPs in pursuit of regional broadband network
WYOMING, ON - In its latest step towards building #broadbandforeveryone, SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. Read more

Telus digs in to #EndBullying; new Entwistle Family Foundation to assist at-risk youth
TORONTO and VANCOUVER – Telus is taking a hard stance to combat cyberbulling. Read more

New Stingray channel spins Quebec, Canadian French-language music videos
Stingray pledges to investment profits in local music video production MONTREAL – Stingray is teaming up with the Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la Read more

Bell’s fuel tank monitoring solution tracks real-time data for Superior Propane
MONTREAL - Bell has signed a multi-year agreement with Mississauga-based Superior Propane to deliver a fuel tank monitoring solution for its business and residential Read more

Rogers Media cuts 75 employees from digital content, publishing team
TORONTO – Rogers Media let go 75 full-time employees this week as it continues to scale back its print publishing division. Read more

St. John’s first to roll out Bell’s smart kiosks
ST. JOHN’S – Residents of St. Read more

Hockey mad viewers drive up TVA Sports' market share in Quebec
MONTREAL – High viewer interest in the Stanley Cup playoffs propelled TVA Sports into top spot as Quebec’s most-watched sports station in the spring season, says TVA. Read more

CRTC ordered to investigate telecom sales practices
OTTAWA – The Federal Government has ordered a public inquiry into the alleged high-pressure sales tactics used by the country’s biggest telecommunication companies. Read more


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