Cable & Telecom

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.Between December 2016 and February 2017, Ontario Consumers Home Services committed more than a million violations of the rules, according to a CRTC news release issued Monday. During that period, the company made more than 96,000 unsolicited calls to Canadians whose numbers were on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL), some of which were outside the permitted hours for telemarketing activities. Ontario Consumers Home Services also...