Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission

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. ...

Sunny Freeman

Forget The Naysayers: You Can Lower Your Cable Bill Under New Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

CRTC Prepares To Hunt Rogue Telemarketers

CP | David Paddon, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The head of the CRTC says the agency is exploring a range of new investigative tools, including international operations to catch rogue tele...

Canada's TV Industry Is In Trouble

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Business

Bad news for people working in Canadian entertainment: TV ad revenue is dropping, and broadcasters are cutting back on original programming. Canada...

Channel's Future ‘In Jeopardy' For Not Having Enough Canadian Porn

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Business

The chairman of Canada’s telecom regulator has warned a cable broadcaster its licence is “in jeopardy” over the company’s apparent failure to ...

CRTC Slams Channels For Not Enough Canadian Porn

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Business

Who knew cable porn channels had a Canadian content requirement? The CRTC did, that’s who, and now the telecommunications regulator is taking sev...

Sunny Freeman

CRTC Is The Problem, CRTC Told

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians are disgruntled with television in this country. Many blame the CRTC for the system’s failings, and some have told the federal regulator t...

CRTC Hands Sun News A Victory

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s telecom regulator handed Sun News Network a partial victory on Thursday, announcing new rules for cable and satellite providers that will r...

CRTC Finally Notices Big Telcos May Be Trying To Kill Competition

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s telecom watchdog is launching an inquiry into whether the country’s big wireless carriers are trying to muscle out competitors by chargin...

Wireless Rules Change Today: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s new rules for wireless came into force Monday, marking the official end of much-hated three-year contracts for cellphone service. As of ...

‘Consumer-Abusing' Wireless Companies Get An Earful

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Business

The CRTC has found itself in the crossfire between the Big Three telecoms and smaller players over its plan to review roaming rates. On one side ar...

Moment Of Truth Approaches

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Sun News Network will find out Thursday whether it will get its coveted guaranteed spot on the television dial.The Quebecor-owned network is ...

Verdict Is In: HuffPost Readers Want A TV Revolution

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

End channel bundling. End CanCon rules. End the CRTC … and maybe even end the CBC. Those sentiments were hardly unanimous, but they were among th...