Bell Apologizes For Interfering In CTV's Coverage

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The president of CTV parent Bell Media is apologizing for intruding on the editorial integrity of the broadcaster's news team during its cove...

Bell Told To Stop Preferential Treatment Of Mobile TV App Customers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Bell Mobility Inc., has been told it can't keep offering customers preferential treatment for its mobile TV application while it appeals a ru...

How to Stop Big Companies from Ripping You Off

Andrew Tai | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Business
Andrew Tai

A plan with unlimited calls, unlimited texting and a small amount of data from major providers like Bell, Rogers and Telus can cost up to $80 per month, and that doesn't even cover roaming fees or long-distance calls. To save money, you may want to look into some of the cheaper brands like the Telus-owned Koodo or Wind, and avoid the "Big Three."

Could Bell Get Kicked out of Apple's AppStore for Breaking the Rules?

David Christopher | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Business
David Christopher

If you're an enormous telecom conglomerate, and you release a new app to unfavourable ratings, what do you do? You could invest some of your vast resources into listening to customers and making the app better -- or you could get your senior managers to leave fake reviews to mislead customers and fluff up your ratings instead.

Canada's Internet Needs to Join the 21st Century

Benjamin Klass | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Business
Benjamin Klass

Mr. Moore, Mr. Harper, Mr. Blais, we have given the large carriers our trust. And they have abused it. It's now up to you -- we need you to work together to ensure that our networks are open to content producers, to innovative service providers, and most of all, to ordinary Canadian citizens. We need more than tweets, more than press releases and pamphlets. We are asking for a firm commitment to ensure that the large network operators will no longer be artificially favoured over upstart innovators and competitors, a commitment to providing Canadians with a bright and lasting digital future.

Why HBO's Big Move Is Bad News For Bell, Rogers

CBC | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians who want to view specialty channels and watch their favourite shows must go through their cable providers, like Bell and Rogers. But some...

Rogers Is Trying to Block You From Watching 'Hockey Night' Online

David Christopher | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Rogers is gearing up to cut off millions of hockey fans from being able to watch Hockey Night in Canada online. Bell and Rogers are using their power and control over our media options to force Canadians into subscribing to what many now view as the outdated medium of TV.

Today's The Day

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The much-awaited results of Canada's latest wireless spectrum auction are about to be announced.Industry Minister James Moore says winners of...

What Minister Moore Says About Your Sky-High Cell Phone Bills

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Business
Steve E. Anderson

Last fall, a group of over 35 leading innovators and entrepreneurs joined in sending a letter to Industry Minister James Moore. Our letter called for several actions to be taken to fix our broken cell phone market. Minister Moore has now replied.

Bell To Track TV, Web, Phone Habits Of Customers

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Business

Bell Canada plans to track customers’ web, TV viewing and calling habits in order to serve them customized ads, the company has announced on its web...

Althia Raj

Should We Ban Charging For Paper Bills? | Althia Raj | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Tyler Walker has been paying four dollars each month to receive paper statements from his bank, and he isn’t happy about it. The Toro...

Fighting Big Telecom: Good Things Happen When Canadians Speak Out

David Christopher | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Good things happen when Canadians speak out! For months, tens of thousands of citizens from right across Canada have stood up to demand the government take action for authentic choice in our broken wireless market.

Foreign Telecoms 'Scared Off' By Big 3?

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Consumers will soon get an indication whether there are any foreign telecoms with the billions and the brawn to push their way past the cou...

Sparkling Lakes and Spectrum Auctions, Part 1

Benjamin Klass | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Business
Benjamin Klass

Bell, Rogers, and Telus have been collectively taking out full page advertisements in newspapers all summer long. You may have seen their most recent ...

About Time the Government Listened Up on Telecom Policy

David Christopher | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Canadians have been speaking out for wireless choice and affordability for years now and, after years of telecommunications policy neglect, it looks like the government is finally starting to listen. It's heartening to see the government finally starting to reflect what Canadians have been saying for a long time now.

Why the Big Three Are Right About Verizon

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

At first sight, the reaction of the three big players to Verizon's possible entry onto the Canadian market seems to be another illustration of their tendency to quash competition. A casual observer might be tempted to think that they're trying to secure government protection against a new player that poses a real threat to their market shares. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Is Verizon ReallyThe 'Bogeyman' Canada's Telecom Giants Claim?

CBC | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada Business

Canada's three big mobile-phone providers have been ramping up their campaign to sway public sentiment against the potential entry of U.S. teleco...

Big Telecom Sues CRTC, OpenMedia, 'Numerous Individuals'..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada Business

Canada’s big telecom companies are headed to court to quash parts of the CRTC’s new wireless rules, targeting the regulator, as well as consumer g...

Is Bell Taking Over Astral to Get Millions in Public Subsidies?

Catherine Hart | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Business
Catherine Hart

Bell is pursuing an outdated business model that reduces customer choice, forces subscribers to pay for content they don't want, and banks millions in taxpayer-funded subsidies. It seems that Bell's priority is getting as much money out of Canadians as possible, without any consideration of what citizens actually want.

The CRTC Picks What's on Your TV But You Pay for It

J. David Ellis | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada
J. David Ellis

Tuesday marks the opening of another critical public hearing at the CRTC. It will be considering applications to expand the mandatory distribution of channels on the basic TV service. But, bottom line, if our own federal government refuses to kick in a few more million a year to show just how important Canadian culture is, then why should the rest of us?


CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Business

Three of Canada's new wireless carriers say they will better serve their customers outside the industry's lobby group, which they accuse of favouring ...

"Let's Talk" About Psychotic Disorders, Too

Susan Inman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada Living
Susan Inman

Advertisements and billboards around Canada are encouraging us to discuss mental health problems as part of Bell's "Let's Talk" campaign on Feb. 12. However, those of us who wish Canadians could finally receive much needed public education about psychotic disorders are disappointed. Canada is fortunate to have quite a few early psychosis intervention programs. But given the poor state of knowledge about both the early signs and the existence of programs, too many families aren't getting the knowledge they need. These are major public health problems. Let's talk about them.

Watching the Watchdog: The Elephant in the Newsroom

Tim Knight | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Last Thursday, CJF's full-house gathering was titled Gutenberg's Last Stand: Reinventing the Modern Newspaper. Sitting in the audience, I was certain that -- plagiarism being a mortal sin in our honourable profession -- someone would raise Wentegate. I waited. Nobody mentioned Wentegate. Or resignations. Surely, if nothing else, Stackhouse deserved his chance to explain?

Bell Sounds Off In Final CRTC Pitch

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.15.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Bell should be allowed buy specialty TV and radio station company Astral Media to get bigger to take on foreign online competitors like Net...

Daniel Tencer

Will Canadians Miss Out On Faster Cellphone Speeds? | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.15.2012 | Canada Business

Ottawa’s new rules for wireless carriers could mean Canadians will miss out on faster cellphone connections, a telecom consultant says, and some ind...