How the CRTC will enforce CASL

With Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) coming into force on July 1, the federal government has been sharing its pointers on how businesses can avoid sending spam – and how they can avoid warnings

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Candice So

Feds reverse approach, defend CRTC in legal battle with telcos

It's not often that a government reverses course, but the Harper government has apparently done so in the continuing legal wrangling over the federal government’s enforcement of its new consumer wireless code. In

Published on: May 8th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Small ISPs top large providers on transparency: Report

There is still a lot of room for improvement on how well local Internet service providers inform their customers on how they are protecting private information but on the whole, smaller ISPs are

Published on: April 1st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

CRTC starts inquiry into satellite services in north

For some remote parts of the country satellites are the only way telecom providers can get Internet and voice services to businesses and residents. But other parts of the nation aren’t so lucky and

Published on: February 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Groups complain Bell uses customer data for mobile ads

The federal telecom regulator should forbid Bell Canada from using subscriber data for marking and advertising, say two advocacy groups. The Public Interest and Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the Consumers Association of Canada

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Northern Canada telecom service must improve: CRTC

The CRTC will call an inquiry into satellite telecom services offered across remote regions in the Far North early next year, Nunatsiaq Online reports. In a decision released Wednesday, the CRTC said more

Published on: December 20th, 2013 Dave Webb

CRTC ramps up probe on roaming rates

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has launched a deeper investigation on wholesale wireless roaming rates in the country with the goal of determining in the country’s big three wireless carriers are

Published on: December 13th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Canadian anti-spam law finally to take effect July 1, 2014

Canada’s long-promised anti-spam law will start taking effect on July 1, forcing organizations to make sure they have the consent of recipients when sending commercial electronic messages. The legislation was passed by Parliament

Published on: December 4th, 2013 Howard Solomon

CRTC rolls out municipal access agreement model

For carriers and cities alike, the process of coordinating telecom projects within municipal jurisdiction can be a daunting task. Consider this hypothetical scenario: After the city has made a much needed repair to

Published on: November 21st, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano