Telecom Canada

Telus Job Cuts To Hit 1,500 As Company Seeks To Slash Costs

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Business

Wireless provider Telus Corp. is planning to reduce its workforce by 1,500 positions as it boosts dividend payments to shareholders. The Vancouver-...

'Gigabit' Internet Comes To Canada

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Faster and more capable Internet services are headed your way from some of the country's biggest telecommunications providers, but the cha...

Looks Like Videotron Won't Be Canada's 4th Major Wireless Carrier

CBC | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Business

Québecor's vice president Jean-François Pruneau says the company has decided not to build a national wireless network from scratch, but is still con...

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...

Canada Will Soon Be Down One Wireless Provider

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - An Ontario court gave its approval for Rogers Communications to buy Mobilicity for about $465 million on Wednesday, a deal that is expected ...

Rogers To Buy Out Mobilicity: Source

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Business

The Globe and Mail, citing three unnamed sources it said were familiar with the negotiations, reported late Tuesday that Mobilicity has accepted an offer from Rogers Communications.

Canada's Telecoms Are Losing Subscribers .. So They're Hiking Prices

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Business

Some of Canada’s largest wireless and internet providers are responding to shrinking subscriber numbers by extracting more money from those customer...

Bell Swallows Glentel

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - BCE Inc (TSX:BCE) says it's buying wireless phone retailer Glentel Inc. (TSX:GLN) in a deal valued at $670 million in stock, cash and debt....

Bell, Telus Face Lawsuit Over Rounding Up To Next Minute

CP | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO -- An Ontario court has certified class action lawsuits against Telus and Bell over the practice of rounding up calls to the next full minute....

Canadians Paying More For Cable, Cellphones, Internet...

CP | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Canadian families spent more on communications services in 2013, suggests a report by the CRTC. The Canadian Radio-television and Teleco...

Why A Wireless Company Is Suing Industry Canada For $1.2 Billion

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - One of the financial backers of wireless startup Mobilicity has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, seeking $1.2 billion in dama...

Tell Us The Truth, Internet Providers

CP | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new report says Canada's Internet service providers are being less than forthcoming about how they handle customer information — includin...

This Telecom Just Came Out Against Quebec's Charter Of Values

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - The head of cable and media company Cogeco Inc. has stepped into Quebec's political debate about a charter to promote secular values, sayin...

The Nine Stages of Canadian Telecom Hell

David Martin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Living
David Martin

I was now resigned to my fate. We weren't going to save much money and likely would have fewer channels. My instinct was confirmed when I received my first new Bell bill headed with the words: "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here." But I'm no quitter; I'm sure there's a third way out of this telecom hell.

Althia Raj

Meet The Man Changing Your Cellphone Bill | Althia Raj | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

GATINEAU, QUE. — If you believe the headlines, Jean-Pierre Blais is the Canadian consumer’s friendliest ally. Since his appointment 18 months ago,...

Senate May Probe Bell Over ‘Spying' On Customers

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

A Conservative senator is calling for an investigation into Bell Canada over concerns about the telecom giant’s privacy policies. Sen. Leo Housak...

Is This The Beginning Of The End For Roaming Fees?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Business

Eastlink must be some sort of wireless Jedi — fighting for the little guy, against the Evil Empire of Big Telecom. Or maybe that’s the image th...

TELL US: How Much Do You Pay For Your Cellphone?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Business

Earlier this month we asked our readers about Canada's telecom sector. We learned a lot about Canadians and their relationship to our telecom companie...

Billionaire Investor: 'I Am Finished With Canada'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Business

The Egyptian billionaire investor who originally bankrolled Wind Mobile says he is "finished with Canada" after Ottawa blocked his bid to buy Allstrea...

Your Chance To Speak Up About Canadian Telecoms

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada Business

There are few places in the world where the telecom industry is as large a source of discussion and debate as it is in Canada. From Canadian conten...

Why Is This Anti-Telecom Parody Banned In Canada?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.06.2013 | Canada Business

UPDATE: YouTube says it mistakenly blocked Canadians from watching a video parodying cable companies. After reports earlier this week that the "Fir...

Verizon Will Likely Spy On Canadians If It Comes Here: Union

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer and Althia Raj | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Business

One of Canada’s most prominent unions is warning that Verizon setting up shop north of the border could mean Canadians’ personal info ending up in...

Verizon "Not Fair" to Canada? Baloney!

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Business
Daniel D. Veniez

The CEOs of the country's largest telecommunications firms are crying foul that the Government of Canada is poised to allow American wireless behemoth Verizon from acquiring small Canadian carriers. The whining of their advertising campaign barrage is more than unseemly; it is hypocritical and intellectually dishonest.

Wireless Companies Make More Off Canadians Than Any Other People

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business

Canadian telecoms took in more revenue per wireless subscriber than telecoms in any other compared country, according to an international study — bu...

Telus: ‘Bloodbath' Will Follow If Verizon Comes To Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada Business

Canada’s big telecom firms are lining up against Verizon’s possible entrance into the Canadian wireless market, with Telus’ chief executive warn...