Tag Archives: CRTC

Bell Media falls short on mandatory cable package Business,News

Cheyenne Lynch Consumers are being warned to do their homework before considering the new price-conscious cable packages from Canada’s leading service providers that will be available starting tomorrow. The companies must now provide an entry-level package that cost $25 or less per month. These packages must include the CRTC’s mandatory channels such as CBC and

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Cable Prices Set To Rise Business

Jess Reyes Canadian cable TV fees rising as much as $3 a month could result in consumers pulling the plug on their service said a media research expert. Mario Mota, co-founder of Boon Dog Professional Services, said he is one many cable users affected by the price increase. “My household is facing a $9 bill

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CRTC approves pick-and-pay Business,News

By: Ryan Poirier Television consumers will soon be able to pick and pay for the individual channels that they want. The new formula issued by the Canadian broadcast regulator (CRTC) requires cable and satellite companies to have both a pick-and-pay option and a small, more reasonable television package for its customers by December 2016. By

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Payphones still popular with a third of Canadians, report finds News

By Tiara Samosir A coin-operated public telephone might seem outdated in the smartphone era we are living in, but turns out Canadians aren’t ready to hang up on payphones just yet. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission released a report on Thursday that 32 per cent of Canadians used a payphone at least once in the past

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Net neutrality takes effect in U.S. Business,International,News,Politics,Sci/Tech

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the U.S. regulator of radio, television, wire, satellite and cable communications, has voted to adopt statutes that will level out the playing field for Internet service providers (ISPs). All corporations and Internet users will be considered equal, meaning large ISPs will be unable to continue to pay for prioritized speed and data access. This also overturns state laws that were implemented to protect ISPs from local competition. The Internet will be considered a public service.