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A media campaign is encouraging Quebec residents to see if they qualify for reimbursement.
Shares fell more than six per cent in trading Wednesday after the company warned it has become a victim of its own success.
The CRTC expects telecoms to have them readily available by April 2019.
PC Magazine found Rogers's download speeds slower than its main competitors.
Sasktel and Videotron ranked highest for internet service.
This might have something to do with those deals the Big Three offered last month.
A proposed agency tasked with censoring piracy websites would have no judicial oversight, a critic warns.
They've already raided a Montreal man's home.
Even if it's a small change, it seems everything wireless-related is getting pricier.
"The digital divide is unacceptable."
For years, North American companies have been sending jobs offshore in order to take advantage of lower labor costs and to maximize the corporate bottom line. One of the top areas experiencing job exportation is call centers, those once ubiquitous cubicle farms that purport to provide customer service for any number of businesses.
Councillors last week voted 27 in favour, four opposed and six absent in favour of making a motion to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. They pointed to the unlimited data plans now proliferating in the United States and expressed exasperation that such offers aren't available here. Uh, good luck with that.
Canada's wireless market just isn't competitive enough, critics say.
Canadians pay among the highest amount in the world for wireless service. For example, for a basic plan that includes texting, data and talking minutes the average in other industrialized countries is $22 per month; whereas in Canada we pay $37.29 a month. The story is similar for cable and internet. As a consumer you can only be taken advantage of by a corporation for so long -- there comes a point where you can't take it anywhere. We've reached that point.
Canadian Business was founded in 1928.
The CRTC's rules were designed to allow independent ISPs to sell blazing-fast fibre Internet services to customers in the marketplace. Experts believe that will help make fibre available to millions of Canadians who would otherwise could not afford these important but very expensive services.
The new PM will be a breath of fresh air on the environment -- it's impossible to be any worse than his predecessor -- and he will take the leash off federal scientists, or so he has promised. However, one area the Liberals aren't expected to deliver any good news in are telecommunications services.
Want a cheaper phone plan? Sign up in the prairies.
The changes at OMNI foreshadow a far bigger upheaval within the Canadian broadcasting world. Regulators have embraced change with the full knowledge that many channels will face elimination under the emerging framework.