Telecom Canada

Bell Swallows Glentel

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Verizon Goes After Canada's Big Telecom

CP | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market was lower Wednesday as telecom stocks dropped sharply amid a report of a potential new player in the Canadian wirel...

Sunny Freeman

Canada Could Soon Have One Less Wireless Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Business

Wind Mobile, the most prominent and controversial new wireless carrier in Canada, is on the auction block, and any sale of the small player would like...

The Country Most Gouged By Telecom Companies? Canada

Peter Nowak | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Nowak

Bank of America's Global Wireless Matrix is packed with thorough statistics on virtually every carrier in 50 developed and developing countries. The regular report is the most accurate measure and comparison of wireless carriers around the world, which is probably why the Canadian industry and its allies don't want the public to see it. The report details just how well they're doing and does much to prove that Canadians are indeed paying high prices.

Telecom: Everybody Knows the Deal Is Rotten

Michael D. Nicula | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Business
Michael D. Nicula

Our wireless phone service contracts and rates put Canada 10 years behind Europe and Asia, even our neighbours to the South beat us by a large margin. Given that the prices for service are so high, perhaps we could rest assured that the quality would be on par. Here too Canada pales in comparison to other countries.

Why Canadians Are Doing Less Talking On The Phone

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Here's my cell number. Call me, maybe?Or maybe not. Cellphone users are doing less calling as they buy more smartphones and use the device ...

Why Canadians Are Afraid To Roam

CP | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Business

Almost 90 per cent of consumers want their wireless carriers to halt their data use abroad when they've spent a maximum of $50 on international data r...

Who's Watching You on the Internet?

Dwayne Winseck | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada Business
Dwayne Winseck

2012-10-11-nonspeak.jpg We have reached a critical juncture where choices and decisions made now could tilt the evolution of the network media ecology in Canada toward a more closed, surveilled and centralized regime instead of an open one that strives to put as much of the internet's capabilities into as many people's hands as possible.