Supreme Court of Canada rejects telecom incumbents’ appeal of CRTC’s 2019 rate-correction ruling

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) says it will not go forward with large telecom incumbents’ request to appeal their case against the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) mandated wholesale rate correction

Published on: February 25th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Universal Broadband Fund to improve internet access in Wahnapitae

Wahnapitae First Nation residents will soon have high-speed internet access funded through the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF). Blue Sky Net, part of the Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation, last week announced that it

Published on: January 25th, 2021 Tom Li

Shaw Communications offers 1.5Gbps fibre internet for Western Canada

Shaw Communications yesterday launched its Fibre+ Gig 1.5 internet plan to Canadians living in Western Canada. The new Fibre+ Gig 1.5 internet plan offers unlimited downloads for $165 per month on a 2-year

Published on: November 6th, 2020 Tom Li

SpaceX granted basic telecom license in Canada

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) is granting Space Exploration Technologies Corp., also known as SpaceX, a Basic International Telecommunications Service license (BITS). In an Oct. 15 letter to Bret Johnsen, chief

Published on: October 19th, 2020 Tom Li

Rural Ontario could have gigabit internet in as little as three to five years, says EORN

Canadians living in rural eastern Ontario could have access to gigabit internet in as little as three to five years, according to the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN). On Aug. 11, EORN announced

Published on: August 24th, 2020 Tom Li

Distributel is the latest independent internet provider to increase prices

Following TekSavvy and Start.ca, Distributel became yet another independent internet service provider (ISP) to raise its subscription fees due to uncertainties around the Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission's (CRTC) wholesale pricing. Distributel, which

Published on: August 21st, 2020 Tom Li

A third of Canadians experiencing slower internet according to CIRA

A third of Canadians are experiencing slower internet and worse video streaming quality, finds the Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA) in a self-reported study. By surveying 1,200 people across Canada, 38 per cent

Published on: April 15th, 2020 Tom Li

Federal court extends CRTC wholesale pricing suspension

The Federal court has extended the suspension of CRTC’s proposed retroactive internet wholesale pricing until it can confirm a hearing status. According to the order, the Federal Court agreed that the respondent (CRTC)

Published on: November 29th, 2019 Tom Li