Canadian ISPs deliver speeds faster than advertised: CRTC

Canadian wireline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) deliver speeds that on average meet or exceed their advertised download and upload speeds, according to an independent study by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Published on: September 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Kellogg Canada agrees to pay $60,000 for CASL violation

Breakfast cereal seller Kellogg Canada Inc. is voluntarily paying $60,000 to the government after violating Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL), according to a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) notice posted on Thursday. Kellogg,

Published on: September 1st, 2016 Brian Jackson

VoIP provider Axsit receives CRTC certification

As of Aug. 30, Mississauga, Ont.-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider Axsit (pronounced “access it”) is a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)-certified telecom and high-speed Internet reseller, officially bringing eight months

Published on: August 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canadians paying higher prices for mobile services than other countries: CRTC study

Many Canadians living in cities are paying among the highest prices in the developed world for their mobile phone service, but those subscribing to new entrants over incumbent carriers may get a break

Published on: August 11th, 2016 Brian Jackson

CRTC says CASL is here to stay, seeks help in investigating fraud

For anyone holding out and hoping that the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) was a fad, the message from the public regulator this week was clear - it's not. At a downtown forum Tuesday

Published on: March 22nd, 2016 Dave Yin

CRTC review increases CCTS authority over TV, poor service providers

The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services will soon have a bigger job regulating service providers after a review by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has broadened its mandate. Yesterday the

Published on: March 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian wireless prices rising at 3X inflation: Report

Feel like your wireless bill is growing faster than your pay cheque? Well, you’re right. And a new report sheds light on just how fast our smartphone bills are skyrocketing. The 2015 Wall

Published on: July 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Interactive map: Inside Canada’s wireless landscape

Canadians love their smartphones and wireless devices, even if we don't always love our carriers and the service they provide. And our experiences can vary depending on the province or city we call

Published on: July 15th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Porter Airlines hits turbulence with $150,000 penalty for CASL spam violations

Porter Airlines has hit some turbulence with its email marketing practices and is the latest company hit with a hefty payment under the Canadian anti-spam legislation (CASL). According to the Canada Radio-television and

Published on: June 30th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

3 tips to avoid being the next company fined under CASL

Recent fines and compliance agreements under Canada’s anti-spam legislation CASL are helping to strengthen the e-mail market channel by penalizing behaviour that gives legitimate operators a bad name, according to one of the

Published on: March 31st, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Dating web site PlentyOfFish pays $48,000 for alleged CASL violations

While the second penalty faced by a Canadian business under the Canadian anti-spam law (CASL) is just a fraction of the first, it’s still likely to cause some pain to the alleged offender.

Published on: March 25th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

‘How much should the working poor pay for cell service?’ report asks

Many Canadians making a low annual income would rather cut back on food, clothing, and health care than consider reducing their telephone or Internet services, according to a report released today by the

Published on: March 23rd, 2015 Brian Jackson

CASL’s $1.1 million spam fine: Outlier or the new normal?

News last week of the $1.1 million fine levied by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) against a Quebec company for violations of the Canadian anti-spam law (CASL) has many in the

Published on: March 9th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

First CASL fine hits Quebec spammer for more than $1 million

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued a notice of violation and a $1.1 million fine to Quebec-based Compu-Finder for breaking the Canadian anti-spam law (CASL). The new law covers email, text

Published on: March 6th, 2015 Nestor Arellano