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UPDATE: TPIA decision cost at $265 million and counting, say carriers
Bell to cut rural broadband rollout by 20% in response; Other carriers equally disappointed, angry MONTREAL – Bell Canada spent the weekend crunching numbers (update: Rogers did the same) and announced today that Read more

What will the Disney+ content catalogue look like in Canada? (updated)
New mega-streamer to launch here on same day and date as U.S. BURBANK, Calif. Read more

30% of online Canadians want to subscribe to Disney+
TORONTO – One-third of online Canadians report they definitely or probably will sign up for new streamer Disney+ when it launches at $8.99/month, according to research released today (good timing!) by Toronto’s Solutions Research Read more

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Voltage to pay Rogers $67.23 for searching for pirates under Norwich Order
OTTAWA – Back in September 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada established ISPs were entitled to be compensated when providing Read more

TPIA: CRTC lowers wholesale broadband rates. Independents rejoice
GATINEAU – In a long-awaited decision, the CRTC today set final rates for wholesale access to the high speed wired networks of Bell, Cogeco, Eastlink, Rogers, Read more

Canada’s wireless networks getting much faster, says Opensignal
Telus has the overall edge among the Big Three MOBILE ANALYTICS COMPANY Opensignal this morning released its latest study of the Canadian wireless market, work which reveals some hard numbers to support the claims often made by Canadian Read more

New rural broadband conference signs founding sponsor
NORTH BAY, Ont. Read more

Broadband use patterns can predict customers' pending cord cutting
HOBOKEN, N.J. Read more

Bell workers to rally in Quebec on Tuesday
QUEBEC CITY – Unifor members will demand Bell Canada end the erosion of good jobs at a rally in front of the company’s offices in the provincial capital on Tuesday. Read more

MDL introduces two "cordless cable" systems
TORONTO – Industry supplier MDL Communications and Detroit-based anyVID Solutions have created two new advanced technology video systems for Canadian TV operators. Read more

APTN launching French news show
WINNIPEG – APTN will debut as new national news program called Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN on Aug. Read more

Alyse Hand named co-host of Global News Morning Halifax/New Brunswick
HALIFAX – Eastern viewers will see a familiar face on September 3rd when Alyse Hand joins Global News Halifax and Global News New Brunswick as its new co-host of local morning news program Global News Read more

$3.6 million to fund rural broadband in four Georgian Bay communities
PARRY SOUND Ont. Read more

CMF outlines $22.6 million in new investments
TORONTO – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced Thursday 44 projects would receive a total of over $22.6M in funding through three of its programs. Read more

Bell Media grabs last season of Homeland
TORONTO – Bell Media announced this week it has purchased the rights to the eighth and final season of hit Showtime series Homeland for Crave, on TV and online. Read more

JACK radio returns to Victoria
VICTORIA – Rogers Radio is bringing the JACK brand back to B.C.'s capital. Read more

Telus launches voice-controlled Home Assistant (with Google's help)
VANCOUVER – Today, Telus Optik TV customers have the ability to control their entertainment experience using voice commands, at no extra cost, if they have a Google smart speaker or app, too. Read more

QUB Radio to debut customizable morning show this fall
MONTREAL – Quebecor’s digital radio platform QUB Radio will debut a new innovation on Monday, August 19, where listeners will be able to customize their morning listening just like would a music playlist. Read more

Freedom launches in Cranbrook
CALGARY – Shaw Communications announced today Freedom Mobile is expanding to Cranbrook, B.C. Read more

CBC taking podcasts to TV
TORONTO – CBC announced today its first-ever development slate of podcast-to-television series. Read more

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