CRTC Articles

Imposing Old School of Thought on New Media: Jackman-Atkinson

Imposing Old School of Thought on New Media: Jackman-Atkinson

NEEPAWA, Man. — Last year, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quick to shoot down a proposed tax on internet service providers to fund Canadian news media. This year, there’s a serious push to institute the same type of tax, this time, to fund the production of Canadian entertainment media.

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A Tale of Two Canadas: How Cell Phone Coverage Varies

A Tale of Two Canadas: How Cell Phone Coverage Varies

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman NEEPAWA, Man. -- Did you know that Canadian cell phone users have one of the fastest mobile networks in the world? Neither did I, because I’m usually struggling to find more than three bars of service. Last month, Open Signal...

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Connecting Canadians an Essential Service

Connecting Canadians an Essential Service

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman NEEPAWA, Man. -- Rural Canadians got some good news just before Christmas -- better broadband coverage is coming. On December 21, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that broadband...

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FAB 94.3, QX 104 Sold to Kamloops Broadcaster

Two Winnipeg radio stations have been acquired by the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, pending CRTC approval. FAB 94.3 (Bell Media) and QX 104 (Astral) are part of a deal announced Thursday by the broadcaster, which also includes the purchase of Calgary’s Kool FM. "This...

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CJNU Granted More Powerful Broadcasting Licence

CJNU Nostalgia Radio has been granted a full-time broadcasting license by the CRTC. The licence will see the Winnipeg radio station move to 93.7 FM from its current frequency, 107.9 FM. The move also increases the transmission power from 50 watts to just under 500...

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CRTC Requests More Feedback on Wireless Draft Code

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is asking Canadians for feedback after unveiling its draft code for wireless services on Monday. In a second round of public consultations, the CRTC is requesting additional feedback on creating a...

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10-Digit Dialing Begins in Manitoba on Sunday

The transition to 10-digit dialing to accomodate Manitoba's new area code (431) will begin on Sunday, July 29. Starting this weekend, local calls dialed with seven digits may be interrupted by a network message reminding callers to first enter the area code. Calls...

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