Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission

Wireless Companies Made $38M Last Year On Unlocking Fees

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Business

More than 943,000 devices were unlocked in 2016, according to the CRTC.

Will Canadian Telecoms Carry Out Threat To Stop Investing?

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Business

CRTC decision has prompted some telcos to say they'll halt investment.

CRTC Orders Telecoms To Help Block Spam Phone Calls

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Business

Telecom watchdog also wants to tackle "spoofing" of phone numbers by spammers.

Canadians' Internet Usage Soared 40% In A Year. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business

The average Canadian household downloads 93 gigabytes a month.

Canadians Deserve A Real Choice That Goes Beyond Skinny Basic

Grant Hall | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Business
Grant Hall

The crux of the problem is that the same companies who control the distribution of television in Canada also create or licence programming, giving them a stranglehold on the medium AND the message. This means they have zero incentive to break up the cable bundle or go beyond the letter of CRTC regulation to actually provide or promote options that fit the lifestyle of today's consumers.

Canadian Wireless Prices Among Highest In G7: CRTC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business

Internet prices also among the highest.

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 04.16.2017 | 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 03.23.2017 | 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 03.11.2017 | Canada Business

Industry supporters say "skinny basic" will kill channels.

CRTC Decision Criticized As 'Licence For Price-Gouging'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2017 | 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 01.23.2017 | 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 01.14.2017 | 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 12.07.2016 | 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 11.20.2016 | 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 07.22.2016 | 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 06.17.2016 | 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...