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Published: October 19th, 2020


CRTC mobile sales practice review reveals accessibility pains

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission has found that while most Canadians are happy with their sales interactions with Canadian telcos, accessibility is a key issue that needs addressing. The project gathered the

Published on: October 7th, 2020 Tom Li

How did the CRTC block its own wholesale internet prices?

Like a car in bad traffic, the CRTC’s wholesale internet rate has once again been halted, this time by the CRTC itself, the entity that issued it in the first place. The new

Published on: October 1st, 2020 Tom Li

Bell increasing internet speeds for 80,000 rural homes by the end of 2020

Bell recently announced that it will bring the 50Mbps download/10Mbps upload speeds--the ideal baseline internet access speed set by the CRTC--to 80,000 more homes by the end of 2020. The speed increase will

Published on: September 16th, 2020 Tom Li

Why the Federal Court dismissed the incumbents’ CRTC internet rates appeal

The Federal Court yesterday dismissed an appeal submitted by the incumbent internet service providers last year. The appeal was filed against the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's (CRTC) new wholesale internet rates that

Published on: September 14th, 2020 Tom Li

Start.ca raises internet prices as CRTC wholesale rate remains in limbo

London, Ontario-based internet provider Start.ca hiked its internet subscription costs yesterday in response to the recent changes to CRTC's wholesale internet rates. The company increased the cost of its internet packages for new

Published on: August 21st, 2020 Tom Li

Suspended CRTC wholesale internet price gets the nod from Bell, but reseller ISP warns of higher subscription costs

As the CRTC continues its internet wholesale rates review, suspending its proposed 2019 rate has caused one internet reseller to increase its prices. Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (ISED) Navdeep Bains recently

Published on: August 20th, 2020 Tom Li

TekSavvy asks for emergency relief from CRTC

Independent Ontario internet service provider (ISP) TekSavvy called upon the Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) to establish emergency provisions for independent Canadian ISPs that would help mitigate high operating costs. In a

Published on: April 14th, 2020 Tom Li

TekSavvy hikes prices for all residential internet subscribers, and says it may need to do it again

The dramatic surge in internet usage amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspended CRTC wholesale pricing are making life difficult for smaller internet service providers (ISP), causing at least one to increase its

Published on: March 30th, 2020 Tom Li

Expert says CRTC’s data plan proposals for telcos are ‘misguided’

This week, the Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission has been holding a review with major Canadian network operators to discuss the affordability and state of competition of the mobile domain in Canada. Between

Published on: February 21st, 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

Bell petition to cabinet: cheaper wholesale internet ‘yield no real benefits for Canadians’

Bell Canada has filed a petition to the cabinet in its latest effort to overturn the new internet wholesale rates set by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The petition called for

Published on: November 15th, 2019 Tom Li

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

No immediate changes to CRTC’s wholesale wireless framework

Those waiting for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) big decision on whether to allow the resale of wireless services will be disappointed. Canada’s telecommunications body has ruled that it will conduct

Published on: March 22nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

TNW Wireless asks CRTC to compel Bell, Telus to make wholesale roaming agreements

A wireless provider that wants to offer data-only phone subscriptions across Canada is appealing to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to compel Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility to provide it wholesale

Published on: July 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson