Carriers fire broadsides at CRTC hearing

Carriers fire broadsides at CRTC hearing

It didn’t take long for the knives to come out at a telecommunications hearing into which basic services phone companies...

November 3rd, 2010 Howard Solomon

Bell, consumers face off on rural broadband

Bell, consumers face off on rural broadband

The country’s biggest phone company says the federal telecom regulator should only set a hoped-for national broadband target and not...

November 2nd, 2010 Howard Solomon

Cablecos suggest 5 Mbps broadband target for nation

Cablecos suggest 5 Mbps broadband target for nation

Telecommunications carriers should set a non-binding goal of offering every Canadian household broadband service with a download speed of 5...

November 1st, 2010 Howard Solomon

Bell tweaks rates, gets OK for rural wireless plan

Bell tweaks rates, gets OK for rural wireless plan

It took several tries, but BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada has finally been given the green light to use wireless instead...

October 29th, 2010 Howard Solomon

CRTC reverses decision on Internet resale discounts

CRTC reverses decision on Internet resale discounts

The federal telecommunications regulator has backed off some of the constraints it put on BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada earlier this...

October 28th, 2010 Howard Solomon

CRTC chair attacks small telco protection plan

CRTC chair attacks small telco protection plan

Small phone companies are facing pressures from wireline and wireless competitors hoping to move into the lucrative parts of their...

October 28th, 2010 Howard Solomon

Rural groups demand action on broadband

Rural groups demand action on broadband

The frustration of northern Ontario residents who put up with the pokey Internet speeds has come out at a telecommunications...

October 27th, 2010 Howard Solomon

$7-billion rural broadband plan put to CRTC

$7-billion rural broadband plan put to CRTC

The telecommunications regulator should force phone operators to pay $7 billion over 10 years to ensure rural Canadians have equal...

October 27th, 2010 Howard Solomon

CRTC head, carrier spar over rural broadband target

CRTC head, carrier spar over rural broadband target

It’s okay to set an unenforceable broadband speed target for carriers serving rural Canada to try to achieve, a phone...

October 26th, 2010 Howard Solomon