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Unlimited Data In Canada? Good Luck With That One

Councillors last week voted 27 in favour, four opposed and six absent in favour of making a motion to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. They pointed to the unlimited data plans now proliferating in the United States and expressed exasperation that such offers aren't available here. Uh, good luck with that.
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Shaw Feels Backlash To Price Hike

Shaw customers who did not read the small print on their December bill may be surprised to find a 10 per cent hike on their Internet service from Jan. 1. The company added the rate increase under the...
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Canada's Internet Needs to Join the 21st Century

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.
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Broadcasters Should Not Censor Political Ads

Political speech is seemingly under attack from the last place we might expect: Canadian media broadcasters, that say parties can't use broadcasters' content in ads. Protecting copyright is not an illegitimate purpose, but this approach is less than ideal for political advertisements. Political parties rely on election advertising to persuade the electorate to vote for them. This political expression is a significantly important aspect of public discourse and should be accorded the highest priority and protection.
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The Empire Grows

TORONTO - Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) has signed agreements worth about $700 million to buy unused wireless spectrum from Shaw Communications Inc. as well as Shaw's Ontario-based Mountain C...
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Shaw Posts Surprising Results

CALGARY - Shaw Communications Inc. posted higher quarterly results Wednesday that beat analyst expectations, with the strongest performance coming from its media division.The Calgary-based company (TS...

Shaw Launches Netflix Rival

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - Shaw Communications is launching a competitor to premium movie channels like TMN and Movie Central and the online streaming service Netflix. The Shaw Movie Club will of...