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Rogers Media Pays $200,000 Anti-Spam Fine To CRTC

By Dave Forde / November 24, 2015

When you are Canada’s largest telecommunications company, you are someone going to end up making a mistake or two along the way. Unfortunately for Rogers this will costs the company $200,000, as they have been hit by a fine by the The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as part of an undertaking to resolve […]

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Competition Bureau Green Light's Bell Media's Acquisition Of Astral

By Dave Forde / March 5, 2013

As their look to have their acquisition approved by necessary government bodies, the Competition Bureau has approved the deal that would allow Bell Media to acquire Astral. The deal has previously been shot down by the CRTC, and rivals Rogers and TELUS have been doing everything they can to make sure it does not go through,

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Survey Says: SMBs See 60% Rise In Web Traffic From Mobile Devices

By Dave Forde / February 12, 2013

Are you a small business owner? Do you monitor your web traffic, but specifically have any tools to help you determine where it comes from? According to OutRank ( a service from Rogers), shared the results of its 2012 customer web-traffic analysis, revealing a marked increase in the percentage of website visits coming from mobile devices.

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Post-Sandy, Will 911 Texting Become A Reality In Canada?

By Dave Forde / December 21, 2012

With Hurricane Sandy now a thing of the past, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that New Yorkers would be able to send text messages to 911, a significant step as the state looks to decongest the city’s phone lines and staff prioritize emergency requests.

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CRTC Shuts Down BCE's Plan To Buy Astral

By Dave Forde / October 19, 2012

Well after the last few months of speculations and a huge about of public out cries, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has denied BCE’s application to acquire control of Astral Media’s television and radio services because i

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CRTC Appoints Chief Consumer Officer

By Dave Forde / September 5, 2012

CRTC has officially appointed Barbara Motzney as the governing body’s new Chief Consumer Officer, effective October 1. As part of the role, Barbara will be to better understand the concerns of Canadian consumers and bring them to the Commission’s attention during the decision-making process.

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Jean-Pierre Blais Appointed New Head Of CRTC

By Dave Forde / June 12, 2012

Looks like there’s a new guy running the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Late Friday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Friday the appointment of Jean-Pierre Blais as new Chairperson. The five-year term is effective June 18, 2012. Previously, Blais was Assistant Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs at Canadian Heritage; his duties there included legislation, policies and programs relating to copyright, broadcasting, cultural industries and arts policy.

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