CRTC lays down first-ever fines for malware-infected ads

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is fining two companies $250,000 for their involvement in installing malicious software through online advertisements, a first under Canada's anti-spam law. Sunlight Media Network Inc. and

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

CTS 2018: CRTC’s push to stomp out nuisance calls ‘aggressive’ but necessary, says Neustar exec

While technology continues to improve the omnichannel experience for customers, more than half of Canadians still prefer to get answers quickly over the phone. But there’s a serious problem - when the phone

Published on: June 6th, 2018 Alex Coop

Takedown of U.S. net neutrality laws may embolden Canadian telecoms to follow suit, says CIRA CEO

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s decision to roll back net neutrality laws won’t impact Canadians in the short-term, but they might feel the pinch down the road, says the CEO of the Canadian

Published on: December 15th, 2017 Alex Coop

CRTC bans cellphone unlocking fees, orders that all future devices be unlocked

A key rule has been changed for Canada's wireless service providers. Under a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruling announced Thursday, carriers large and small will be obligated to unlock their customers'

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CRTC ruling against zero-rating a boon for businesses, experts say

Last week's decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to forbid the practice of "zero-rating" - exempting certain types of online content such as streaming or social media from a subscriber's

Published on: April 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Q&A with former Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier

When Chantal Bernier finished her reign in the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, she left the post at an interesting time – just before new privacy laws came into force within

Published on: November 7th, 2014 Candice So

Rogers launching $9.99-a-day data plan for international roaming

Rogers Communications Inc. has launched a new set of international roaming plans – and one of them is a plan for around $9.99 per day for data. In an announcement today, Rogers said

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Candice So

2013: A year of disappointments

As the year closes, it is difficult to look back on the last 12 months in the Canadian IT sector with anything but pangs of disappointment. The year began with hope the country’s

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Permission-based marketing helps firms deal with do not call list

In less that two weeks Canada's national Do Not Call List (DNCL) finally goes live to give consumers across the country some measure of relief from pesky telemarketing calls that have been interrupting

Published on: September 16th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

News Briefs – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Infonetics Research, Toronto Hydro Telecom

Incumbent telephone companies were dealt a blow by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission as the regulator decided to stick with the original ruling on voice-over-IP that it made over a year ago.Lawson

Published on: October 5th, 2006 CN Staff