Most major cable companies have been slow and hesitant to share details about the new basic package which has been introduced at the insistence of the CRTC.
Rogers Media, a unit of Rogers Communications Inc., has agreed to pay a $200,000 fine to the CRTC for allegedly sending unsolicited e-mail advertisements.
A media coalition is urging the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission create a website-blocking system while critics claim it will endanger net-neutrality. A group of more than 25 organizations including Bell, Rogers, Quebecor and the CBC, have come together to urge Canada’s telecom regulator to create an anti-piracy website blocking system, according to media reports.
Crull Casualty in Ongoing Feud Between the CRTC and BCE Over The “Pick And-Pay” Packages.
National anti-poverty group ACORN recently said internet was not a luxury anymore and was a “Human right”. The group is lobbying for subsidized high speed internet plans for low income group Canadians.
Online conspiracy theorists had many dimensions to give to the whole story behind Crull’s departure from the company, including one that said he was sacrificed to make the CRTC ‘less angry’.
TV viewers have had many expectations from the new packages, however their hopes could be short lived and the new package looks like it will actually cause some disappointments among those who were seeking to take advantage of it.