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Jun 12, 2019, 11:00 ET Northwestel agrees to make Internet and mobile wireless improvements to benefit Northerners to rectify non-compliance

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 12, 2019 /CNW/ - The CRTC announced today that Northwestel has agreed to spend $5 million in new and unplanned investments to upgrade its network infrastructure further to a...


Jun 03, 2019, 16:00 ET CRTC launches the Broadband Fund to improve Internet and mobile wireless access

First call for applications targets Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and satellite-dependent communities OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, June 3 2019 /CNW/ - The CRTC today launched its first call for...


May 23, 2019, 11:00 ET Improved access for Canadians to multilingual, multi-ethnic television news and information from a Canadian perspective

GATINEAU, QC, May 23, 2019 /CNW/ - The CRTC today granted Rogers Media a licence to operate a national, multilingual and multi-ethnic television service in 20 languages. This follows a competitive...


May 09, 2019, 11:00 ET CRTC seeks the participation of Canadians to test home broadband Internet speeds

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The CRTC and participating Internet service providers (ISPs) are seeking participants for the Measuring Broadband Canada project, which tests the speeds...


May 03, 2019, 11:00 ET Public alerting tests to be distributed in Canada on May 8, 2019

OTTAWA, May 3, 2019 /CNW/ - On May 8, during Emergency Preparedness Week, provincial emergency management organizations will conduct public alerting tests in Canada. As such, test alerts should...


Apr 30, 2019, 14:00 ET The CRTC authorizes a major change to Quebec's radio broadcasting landscape

OTTAWA, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the CRTC authorized Leclerc Communication's application to acquire radio stations CHOI-FM in Quebec City and CKLX-FM in Montreal. In Quebec City, the CRTC...


Apr 23, 2019, 11:10 ET Spamming Canadians results in $100,000 penalty for nCrowd's Corporate Director

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, April 23, 2019 /CNW/ - The CRTC today imposed a $100,000 penalty on Mr. Brian Conley for violations of Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL) committed by nCrowd. This is the...


Apr 18, 2019, 16:00 ET The CRTC orders TVA Group to comply with its regulations

TVA Sports' signal cannot be withheld from subscribers during a dispute OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) After...


Apr 16, 2019, 14:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - CRTC to hold a hearing in Gatineau, Québec/

WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 WHERE: Portage IV 140 Promenade du Portage (Pontiac Room) Gatineau, Quebec TIME: 10 a.m. OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, April 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television...


Apr 15, 2019, 14:53 ET Media Advisory - CRTC to hold a hearing in Gatineau, Quebec

WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 WHERE: Portage IV 140 Promenade du Portage (Pontiac Room) Gatineau, Quebec TIME: 10 a.m. OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, April 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television...


Mar 28, 2019, 11:00 ET CRTC and RCMP National Division execute warrants in malware investigation

GATINEAU, QC, March 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Yesterday, the CRTC and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) National Division each executed a warrant at a residence located in the Greater Toronto Area. The ...


Mar 08, 2019, 08:01 ET Joint Statement on Achieving Gender Parity Following CRTC Women in Production Summit

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, March 8, 2019 /CNW/ - On December 13, 2018, the CRTC, supported by a Steering Committee, brought together the presidents of Canada's largest public and private-sector...


Feb 28, 2019, 16:00 ET CRTC launches comprehensive review of mobile wireless services

Canadians invited to share their views OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Feb, 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) The Canadian Radio-television and...


Feb 21, 2019, 11:05 ET CRTC invites Canadians to share their views on the possible creation of a new Internet Code

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the CRTC is inviting Canadians to share their views on its Facebook page between February 21, and March 4, 2019, about the possible creation of a ...


Feb 20, 2019, 11:00 ET Report on misleading or aggressive communications retail sales practices - CRTC says more can be done to ensure fair treatment of consumers

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - In a report published today, the CRTC found evidence of misleading or aggressive sales practices by certain telecommunications services providers and...


Feb 20, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Report on Misleading or Aggressive Communications Retail Sales Practices/

WHEN: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 WHERE: Via conference call TIME: 10:00 am. EST OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ...


Feb 19, 2019, 08:30 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - CRTC to hold a hearing in Quebec, Quebec/

WHEN: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 WHERE: Hotel PUR – 395 de la Couronne Street Quebec City, Quebec Hearing Room: BC TIME: 9 a.m. OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian...


Feb 15, 2019, 13:33 ET Media Advisory - CRTC to hold a hearing in Quebec, Quebec

WHEN: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 WHERE: Hotel PUR – 395 de la Couronne Street Quebec City, Quebec Hearing Room: BC TIME: 9 a.m. OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian...


Feb 15, 2019, 11:18 ET Media advisory - Report on Misleading or Aggressive Communications Retail Sales Practices

WHEN: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 WHERE: Via conference call TIME: 10:00 am. EST OTTAWA-GATINEAU, 15 Feb., 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will...


Jan 10, 2019, 11:04 ET Voter Contact Registry in effect during the federal by-elections in Burnaby South, B.C., Outremont, Que., and York-Simcoe, Ont.

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that the Voter Contact Registry is now accepting registrations...


Dec 19, 2018, 11:00 ET CRTC steps up fight against nuisance calls in Canada

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The CRTC today took further steps to reduce the number of unsolicited and illegitimate calls Canadians receive. To offer Canadians an additional level...


Dec 17, 2018, 11:00 ET CRTC takes steps to make lower-cost data-only wireless plans widely available to Canadians

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the CRTC announced that Canadians will soon have more innovative and affordable options for mobile wireless services. Bell Mobility, Rogers and...


Dec 14, 2018, 11:00 ET CRTC improves quality and access to message relay services

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - The CRTC today took steps to enhance the user experience of message relay services by mandating standards for quality, accessibility and functionality....


Nov 27, 2018, 08:30 ET /R E P E A T -- Public alerting tests to be distributed in Canada on November 28, 2018/

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - On November 28, provincial emergency management organizations will conduct public alerting tests across Canada. As such, test alerts should appear on...


Nov 26, 2018, 07:30 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - CRTC to Hold a Hearing in Gatineau, Quebec/

WHEN: Monday, November 26, 2018 WHERE: Conference Centre, Portage IV, 140 Promenade du Portage, Outaouais room, Gatineau, Quebec TIME: 9 a.m. OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - The...