Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission

BCE To Buy Manitoba Telecom In $3.9B Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Business

The deal is expected to close late this year or early 2017.

Canadians Flock To 'Skinny Basic,' But Not Without Complaints

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Business

More than 66,000 subscriptions for skinny basic in five weeks.

CRTC's Subtle Threat To TV Providers: Your Licence Is Up For Renewal

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Business

Cable providers don't like the new "skinny basic" packages.

Baloney Meter: Will 'Skinny Basic' Cable Mean Less Choice?

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Business

Industry supporters say "skinny basic" will kill channels.

CRTC Decision Criticized As 'Licence For Price-Gouging'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Canada's broadcast regulator has denied an appeal by small Internet providers to require major telecommunications companies to provide acc...

Half Of Local Canadian TV Stations Could Be Gone By 2020: Report

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Business

Station closures could cost 1,000 jobs in the next four years, study says.

Thousands Of Canadians Lose Phone Numbers In Telecom Dispute

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Business

UPDATE 1/21/2016: Telecom firm netTalk says thousands of Canadians who lost their phone numbers in a dispute with another telecom have regained their ...

CRTC Wants To Know: Is Your Internet Good Enough?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — The country's telecom regulator is opening public consultations on whether customers are getting the Internet services they need and want....

CRTC Cracks Down On Unclear TV Bills

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Business

No more hiding that post-promotion price hike...

Small ISPs Won't Provide High-Speed Internet If Bell Has Its Way

CBC | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Business

Bell doesn't want to sell access to its fibre network to smaller ISPs.

Rogers Agrees To Pay $200K Fine Under Anti-Spam Law

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Business

Rogers Media has agreed to pay a $200,000 fine to the CRTC for allegedly sending unsolicited email advertisements. The fine was levied under anti-...

Big Telecom Must Open Fibre Networks To Competition, CRTC Rules

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Business

GATINEAU, Qc - Canada's communications regulator is forcing the country's big Internet service providers to offer competitors access to their fibre op...

Ugly Spat Over Travel Within Top Ranks Of CRTC

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An ugly internal spat over business trips is escalating at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, with one senior g...

Internet Bills To Rise As Cable TV Heads Into ‘Veritable Bloodbath'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.16.2015 | Canada Business

Cord-cutting, combined with more consumer-friendly rules from the CRTC, will send Canada’s telecoms into a TV-services “bloodbath” from which th...

Loosened CanCon Rules Will Cost Jobs, TV Producers Say

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A group representing several hundred TV content producers has gone to court, asking that a recent change to Canadian content rules for televi...

Under CRTC's New Rules, David Can Finally Fight Goliath

CBC | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Business

Most of the media attention following Thursday's CRTC announcement focused on new "pick-and-pay" channel options and basic packages. However, some ...

Sunny Freeman

Forget The Naysayers: You Can Lower Your Cable Bill Under New Rules | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Business

When Canada’s telecom regulator announced the end of mandatory channel bundling Thursday, many of us were skeptical about whether it will be a true ...

You Don't Have To Buy Bundled Cable Channels, CRTC Rules

CP | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Business

UPDATE: The CRTC is ordering Canada's cable and satellite TV providers to offer a-la-carte TV stations as of December, 2016, upending the current cabl...

Mandatory Cable Bundles Could Die Today

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Business

GATINEAU, Que. - Canadian consumers could be given more control over how they pay for the TV they watch in a decision being released today by the coun...

CRTC OKs Exclusive NHL Content For Rogers Subscribers

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2015 | Canada Business

GATINEAU, Que. - Rogers Communications will be allowed to give its own subscribers exclusive access to the GamePlus service, which delivers bonus cont...

Company Fined Because You Didn't Just Win A Cruise To The Bahamas

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A company that made automated calls to Canadians telling them they had won a free cruise to the Bahamas in exchange for answering a survey ha...

CRTC Issues First Anti-Spam Fine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The CRTC has issued its first fine under Canada's anti-spam law.Compu-Finder has 30 days to contest the CRTC's ruling or a face a penalty of ...

Bell To CRTC: We May Stop Investing If You Force Us To Share Our Network

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Business

GATINEAU, Que. - Canada's Internet market is already highly competitive and should not be regulated further, says one of the country's largest players...

No More 30 Days' Notice To Cancel Your TV, Internet, Phone Service

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Beginning early in the new year, Canadian consumers will no longer be required to give 30 days notice to cancel or switch their cable, Intern...

CRTC Unsure If U2's Album Stunt Legal Under New Anti-Spam Law

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Business

The CRTC doesn’t want to pick a fight with U2. To those who contacted the telecom regulator about U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence,” ap...