Canadians' Internet Data Affected As Trump Cancels Privacy Rules

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Business

Up to 90 per cent of Canadian Internet traffic flows through the U.S.

CRTC Needs To Ensure Fair Rates For Big And Small Internet Providers

Josh Tabish | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Business
Josh Tabish

Telecom costs for Bell Canada customers are increasing in 2017. Unfortunately for Bell customers, the $5 monthly increase on home Internet comes hot on the heels of an unprecedented move from independent Internet service provider TekSavvy, who made waves with promises to increase speeds and cut prices by nearly the same amount.

Canada Moves Closer To Tax On Netflix

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Business

Not taxing Netflix is unfair, Heritage Canada note argues.

Thought Arctic Food Prices Were Bad? Check Out Internet Rates

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Business

Dial-up Internet speeds at broadband prices...

Consumer Advocates Question Liberals' 'Very Cozy Relationship' With Bell

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.25.2016 | Canada Business

The federal Liberal government is shutting out advocacy groups arguing in favour of greater competition in Canadian internet services while repeatedly...

'How Come We Didn't See Lower Prices When The Dollar Went Up?'

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Business

Are consumers being hoodwinked by the big wireless providers?

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.

TPP Could Change Canadian Internet Use 'Dramatically': Activists

CP | Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business

A major part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal finalized Oct. 5 involves harmonizing copyright laws in the 12 Pacific Rim countries.

Tech Entrepreneur Compares Harper's Bill C-51 To Iranian Oppression

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Business

The Canadian co-founder of mobile app maker airG Inc. has pledged to donate $1 million to the fight against Bill C-51, the recently passed anti-terror...

Mobilicity Buyout Could Mean Higher Cellphone Bills

CBC | Posted 06.26.2016 | Canada Business

​Rogers has gobbled up troubled small carrier Mobilicity and the federal government is declaring it a victory for consumers. Almost two years ago...

Here's What You Need To Know About 'Cellphone Freedom Day'

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canadians locked into three-year wireless contracts will find themselves with extra freedom this week as new CRTC regulations kick in for mo...

Report Aims To Stop Canada's Slide Into 'Surveillance Society'

CBC | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Business

With the government's controversial proposed anti-terror law set to be passed into law within weeks, some of Bill C-51's most outspoken critics are su...

60 Canadian Business Leaders Sign Letter Against Bill C-51

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Business

It looks like the digital world is lining up against the Harper government’s Bill C-51. A group of prominent executives from many of Canada’s t...

How the CRTC Is Keeping Canada's Telecom Giants in Check

Josh Tabish | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Politics
Josh Tabish

you may not live in the U.S., but many of your favourite websites do. In the end, rules that impact those sites will eventually impact you. And as countries around the world continue to contemplate net neutrality rules, it will be important to show the leadership of Canada's CRTC, the United States' FCC, and others to urge policy-makers around the globe to follow suit.

Internet In Uproar Over Shaw Cutting Download Speeds, Raising Prices

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Business

Customers of Internet provider Shaw Communications are once again accusing the company of effectively reducing internet speeds while raising prices. ...

Is Shaw Really Cutting Internet Speeds In Half While Raising Prices?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Business

The internet is in an uproar over reports that Shaw Communications will be ringing in the New Year with higher prices and slower internet speeds, but ...

Proposed Digital Privacy Act Opens A Risky Door

CBC | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Business

Even as Paul, a TekSavvy internet subscriber, faced the possibility of a U.S. film company suing him for illegally downloading a movie, he felt certa...

Telecoms To Get Immunity For Spying On Customers

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Business

Telecom companies would be granted immunity for handing over information on their customers without a warrant under a law meant to target cyberbullyin...

LOOK: Ottawa's Outrageous New $1.2-Billion 'Spy Palace'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Business

When the Harper government tables its latest budget Tuesday afternoon, it will include continued funding for a massive, opulent new headquarters for C...

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 Bill Turning Websites in to Government Spies

Catherine Hart | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Catherine Hart

CISPA -- which on the surface is meant to allow for voluntary information sharing between private companies and the government in the event of a cyber attack -- is a surveillance bill that is dangerously lacking in transparency and oversight. This would turn websites into government spies.

Texting Fee Hike Just The Beginning: Consumer Group

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada Business

A recent announcement by wireless carrier Telus that it’s raising fees for texting to the U.S. will be just the beginning of price hikes if Canada...

This Dad Was Charged a $22,000 Roaming Fee and Is Fighting Back

Lindsey Pinto | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Business
Lindsey Pinto

Matt Buie, a financial planner and father living in Burnaby, B.C., was recently stunned by a $22,000 roaming charge on his cell phone account incurred by his 11-year-old while on vacation. After Buie spoke out in the media and talked to other cell phone users he quickly realized that he was not alone in feeling price-gouged, and is now taking action.

Why Your High Cell Phone Bills Have Nothing To Do With The Size of Canada

Catherine Hart | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Business
Catherine Hart

A common straw man that Big Telecom uses to justify high prices is that Canada is just bigger than other countries, which we are led to believe somehow necessitates more costly services. The truth is, it's the lack of fair access to independent providers that is the primary driver of high prices.

Instead of Listening, Big Telecom Hung Up on Us

Catherine Hart | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Business
Catherine Hart

This week, Industry Minister Christian Paradis finally began to respond to the recommendations in our report that would help facilitate new independents entering the telecom market, currently dominated by the Big Three. But instead of listening to the stories we helpfully pulled together for them, Big Telecom lobbyists have responded by essentially plugging their ears and callously refusing to take ownership over these experiences.