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Canada phone service prices jump most since 1983 as Big Three telecoms pull back on promotions, shorten contracts

Prices for Canadian phone service rose at the fastest rate in more than 30 years amid a debate over whether the wireless industry needs more competition. 217 more words

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Telus report reveals some push back against government requests for customer data

At a time of heightened concern about governments snooping on our online activities following Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency revelations, more and more Canadian telecommunications companies are voluntarily releasing information about requests for customer data. 544 more words

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Canadians watching less traditional TV, more streaming services like Netflix, CRTC says

A new report by Canada’s broadcast regulator provides further evidence of dramatic shifts in the industry as  major cable companies and broadcasters struggle to hold onto market share in the face of slumping ad revenue and competition from Internet-based rivals such as Netflix. 490 more words

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Canada's cable giants fight back against pick-and-pay TV model

Canadian cable-TV providers are pushing back against regulators’ efforts to allow consumers to pay for only the channels they want, in a test case that has implications for U.S. 1,270 more words

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Quebecor doesn't need Ottawa's wireless handouts, Telus exec chair Darren Entwistle says

Telus Corp. executive chair Darren Entwistle can’t understand all the fuss about roaming rates.

As Quebecor Inc. considers whether to launch a bid to become a fourth national wireless carrier, chief executive Pierre Dion has made it clear that he won’t be making any moves unless the federal government forces incumbents such as Telus to shrink their roaming rates. 672 more words

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Telus profit rises 33% in second quarter on wireless and fixed-line businesses

TORONTO — Telus Corp, one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies, reported a 33% rise in second-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by the combination of growth in its wireless and fixed-line businesses. 68 more words


What happens when Canada's telecom giants run out of room to grow?

TORONTO — Canada’s three biggest telecom firms, keen to keep shareholders happy with fat dividends, are breaking into businesses ranging from banking to healthcare to drive growth as they run out of expansion options and shy away from overseas purchases. 896 more words

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