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Monday, March 2, 2015
Industry Canada is consulting on closely following a U.S. initiative to repurpose radiofrequency spectrum currently used for over-the-air (OTA) broadcasting for use by wireless service providers. PIAC submitted its initial comments on February 26.
Friday, February 6, 2015
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the Consumers’ Association of Canada (CAC, together PIAC-CAC) filed two applications with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the CRTC) today, challenging the tied selling of two online streaming services linked to the consumption of other telecommunications or broadcasting services.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
The CRTC preserved an important and affordable alternative to subscription TV (cable, satellite and IPTV) with its decision to require local broadcasters to maintain their Over-the-air (OTA) transmitters.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) commends the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s decision to require local television stations to maintain over-the-air (OTA) signals.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), the Consumers’ Association of Canada (CAC) and the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of British Columbia (COSCO) hailed today the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) decision to prohibit Bell Mobility and Videotron from unjustly favouring their own “mobile TV” applications over other internet-delivered content by billing their own mobile TV services at unjustly favourable rates.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The past precedent PIAC set when they worked to end 30 day cancellation fees for cell phones will now be the rule through internet, cable TV and wire-line phone services.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
PIAC was honoured to have a delegation from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China visit our offices. The delegation was seeking information on consumer complaint mechanisms and redress in wireless service, which PIAC is deeply involved in.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Under the bill, the Competition Bureau will inquire into differences in markets and pricing between consumer goods available in Canada and those same goods and markets in the United States and abroad.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
If you’ve received a paper bill from a communications service provider in the last few years, be it for TV, internet, or phone, it’s likely you saw an extra charge on that bill for the bill. This is the practice of ‘pay to pay’, where companies charge the consumer for the bill that they’re sending.
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