David Paddon

Canadian Press

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Shaw sits out auction of new wireless airwaves launching today as Rogers takeover looms

This week marks the beginning of a key event for Canada's telecom industry as up to 23 bidders compete for federal licences used in 5G wireless networks.

CRTC scraps plan to mandate lower wholesale internet rates

In a victory for Canada's large internet and phone companies, the CRTC has reversed a 2019 decision to drop wholesale internet rates.

$260M commitment for Manitoba internet project from infrastructure bank, private sector investors

The Canada Infrastructure Bank and private-sector companies have agreed in principle to provide $260 million for improved rural internet service in southern Manitoba.

New digital services tax will raise the price for things like Netflix, Amazon and Spotify

Experts in taxation and media say a plan to make taxable the digital services sold by foreign companies such as Netflix Inc. will ultimately add to the cost consumers pay for those services.

Pandemic has underlined need for better internet in rural areas, throne speech says

The Trudeau government's plan to shepherd the economy safely past the COVID crisis includes its long-standing promise to make sure all parts of Canada have access to high-speed internet.

Court rejects Bell, Rogers appeals of CRTC decision on wholesale internet rates

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed appeals by Canada's largest telephone and cable companies, handing an interim victory to the country's independent internet providers.

CEOs of 200 Canadian companies pledge to support 'BlackNorth' diversity initiative

CEOs representing more than 200 Canadian organizations, including three of Canada's big banks, have signed up to support the BlackNorth Initiative against systemic racism.

BlackBerry uncovers hacker tools that it says opened data servers for a decade

A 44-page report published by BlackBerry says that five separate groups with links to the Chinese government have been using certain tactics and methods to target Linux systems for a decade.

Manitoba coalition tells CRTC more affordable wireless options are needed

A coalition of groups representing consumers, low-income and Indigenous people in Manitoba says Canada's telecom regulator needs to do something to ensure mobile wireless services become more affordable soon.

CRTC's MVNO proposal would weaken regional wireless networks, Competition Bureau says

Freedom Mobile, Videotron, Eastlink and other regional mobile network operators would be weakened if they have to face a new type of virtual rival that only needs to rent network capacity, the Competition Bureau said Tuesday.