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  • #16
    Could Canadians soon be freed from ugly cable TV box rental fees?


    Today, 12:30 PM


    When Evan Kosiner discovered that Rogers was hiking the rental cost of its SD TV box by $3 a month, he was none too happy.

    "It just seems like another cash grab," says the Toronto Rogers cable customer about the box's recent price jump from $5.49 to $8.49 a month — a 55 per cent increase.

    Mandatory television set-top box charges continue to irk Canadians trying to cut down their TV bills. In the U.S., a movement is afoot to free TV subscribers from the charge by offering an alternative way to get programming: via a no-cost online app.



    More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tv-s...gers-1.3760638

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    • #17
      'We need to fix this': Big telcos hoard fibre optic networks despite CRTC order

      More than a year after the CRTC ruled the big telecommunications companies must share their fibre optic networks with smaller competitors, it still isn't happening.

      And it could be 15 months or longer before Canadians can get an ultra high speed fibre connection from smaller providers such as Start Communications, TekSavvy, and VMedia.



      More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/fibr...crtc-1.3773838

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      • #18
        $25 basic TV can't stop customers from cutting their cable in record numbers

        The lure of a $25 basic TV package has not helped stem the tide of Canadians cancelling their cable subscriptions. And critics believe the added pick-and-pay channel options coming next month may not help much either.


        Canadians continued to cut the cord in record numbers following the launch of the CRTC-mandated basic TV plans on March 1.


        This is according to Mario Mota, with Boon Dog Professional Services, an Ottawa-based research and consulting firm. Mota crunched subscriber numbers for Canada's seven major publicly traded TV providers, including Bell, Rogers, Telus and Shaw.



        More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/basi...able-1.3847342

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        • #19
          $25 basic TV can't stop customers from cutting their cable in record numbers

          The lure of a $25 basic TV package has not helped stem the tide of Canadians cancelling their cable subscriptions. And critics believe the added pick-and-pay channel options coming next month may not help much either.

          Canadians continued to cut the cord in record numbers following the launch of the CRTC-mandated basic TV plans on March 1.

          This is according to Mario Mota, with Boon Dog Professional Services, an Ottawa-based research and consulting firm. Mota crunched subscriber numbers for Canada's seven major publicly traded TV providers, including Bell, Rogers, Telus and Shaw.



          More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/basi...able-1.3847342

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          • #20
            CRTC warns cable companies to behave following $25 basic TV outrage

            After facing numerous complaints about the new $25 skinny basic TV packages, the CRTC has come up with a number of "best practices" for how cable companies "should" behave.

            And just to make sure they pay attention, the CRTC has also announced it's renewing most TV providers' broadcast licences for only one short year rather than the typical seven-year term, while it keeps watch on them.

            However, the best practices are not regulations. According to the commission, they are instead a checklist for how cable companies should conduct their business to ensure that Canadians are offered "real choice" when it comes to their TV services.



            More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/crtc...asic-1.3860924

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            • #21
              Canadians still struggle with surprise cellphone bill charges; CRTC promises review

              It's known as "bill shock" — that horrible feeling you get when your monthly cellphone bill is higher than expected due to surprise charges.

              A "sizable" number of Canadians still suffer from this affliction, largely because they exceed their data limit, says a new CRTC-commissioned survey.

              The study set out to assess the impact of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's national wireless code launched in late 2013.

              The telecom regulator created the code in part to help consumers better understand their cellular plans and limit additional fees to help prevent bill shock.



              More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cell...crtc-1.3907658

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