Posted by Josh Tabish on Friday, November 20, 2015 - 12:58
Bell Canada (BCE Inc.) is rolling the dice on a political gamble that, if successful, will mean the death of affordable Internet access for Canadian households and businesses.
On October 21, The Globe and Mail reported that BCE Inc. was appealing to the then freshly-elected Trudeau government, asking the incoming cabinet to overturn a pro-customer July ruling from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
Posted by Andrew O'Sullivan on Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 14:54
Hmm... Wireless customers fleeing the company. Profits up. 1,500 jobs cut. And shareholders getting a 10% hike? Looks like this telecom giant isn't putting its eggs in the "good customer service" basket anytime soon...
Article by The Canadian Press for CBC News
Telus Corp. says it's planning to reduce its workforce by 1,500 positions in an effort to cut annual costs by up to $125 million. Read more »
Posted by Soledad Vega on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 13:31
Tomorrow is the deadline for Canadians to tell the CRTC how it should update its local and community TV policy. It will determine what will happen to $150 million that Canada's big cable and satellite companies collect that is supposed to support "community TV."Canadians should get the local media policy we deserve.
Posted by David Christopher on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 13:28
It’s three months to the day since Canada’s election officially started - and today, after a gruelling 11-week campaign and 2-week transition period, Canada finally has a new Prime Minister.
Justin Trudeau was officially sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister earlier this morning. He also named his new Cabinet - 31 Ministers who’ll be responsible for guiding Canada’s ship of state over the coming years.
CBC News has the full list of Canada’s new Cabinet Ministers. Here at OpenMedia, we were watching closely to see who’ll be in charge of the key government departments responsible for our digital future.
Here’s a quick guide to some of those key Ministers, and the key digital rights issues they’re responsible for - we’ll be hearing these names a lot over the next four years.
Posted by Soledad Vega on Monday, October 26, 2015 - 14:27
Hey, Canada could sure use something like this:
Article by Sarah N. Lynch for The Globe and Mail
New York state’s attorney general is probing whether three major Internet providers could be shortchanging consumers by charging them for faster broadband speeds and failing to deliver the speeds being advertised, according to documents seen by Reuters.