Cable & Telecom

Rogers to pay $500,000 in Chatr suit; Competition Bureau may appeal

OTTAWA – The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ordered Rogers Communications to pay an administrative monetary penalty of $500,000 as part of a suit between the wireless company and the Competition Bureau over misleading advertising.As readers will recall, the Bureau launched legal proceedings against Rogers in 2010 claiming that its ads for its new low cost flanker brand Chatr made misleading claims about dropped calls, and that those claims were not based on adequate and proper tests.  But the court eventually sided with Rogers and threw out the Bureau’s petition.This week, the Court rejected Rogers’ argument that it...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.