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Cowichan Conversations: Roger’s Bid To Improve Reception and Access For Cobble Hill Will Be Decided At CVRD’s Wednesday Meeting

Richard Hughes

I am puzzled, as I am sure many readers will be, to learn that the CVRD Electoral Area Directors have by a 5-4 vote followed a staff recommendation rejecting support for a

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OpenMedia.ca: Rogers is officially approved to take control of Mobilicity

This will mean fewer choices for Canadian cell phone subscribers when wireless prices are already increasing at 3 times the rate of inflation.  Speak out now at http://openmedia.ca/gatekeepers

Article by Ian Hardy for Mobile Syrup

Rogers announced today it has received all governmental, creditor and court approvals to officially acquire Mobilicity’s spectrum and . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Rogers is officially approved to take control of Mobilicity

OpenMedia.ca: Globe and Mail: More power to the Big Three, less choice to Canadians

The new Rogers/Mobilicity deal will mean less choice and therefore higher prices.

Article by Christine Dobby for The Globe and Mail

While Mobilicity has finally found a buyer – selling to Rogers Communications Inc. for $465-million after more than two years in legal and financial limbo – Wind Mobile Corp. will also . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Globe and Mail: More power to the Big Three, less choice to Canadians

OpenMedia.ca: Cellphone Freedom Day! On June 3 you’ll be able to end your 3-year-contract for free

Starting June 3, three year contracts which have run or 24 months or more can be cancelled without any penalties. Together, we helped make this code of conduct happen by developing our crowdsourced action plan for the future of our wireless market.

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OpenMedia.ca: Ben Klass on wireless carriers’ high prices

As cell phone customers reel from yet another Big Telecom price hike, it seems like our wireless market is moving backwards not forwards. Telecom expert and OpenMedia community member Ben Klass asks what will it take for Canadians to get the greater choice and lower prices we deserve.

Article from Ben Klass’ . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Ben Klass on wireless carriers’ high prices

OpenMedia.ca: Rogers hits senior with an $800 bill for Internet she never used

Rogers hit this B.C. senior with a whopping $800 bill for Internet she never even used. It seems not a week goes by without another story of Big Telecom price-gouging. Tell us yours in the comments below.

Article from CBC News

A senior citizen in Chilliwack, B.C., is angry about an $800 . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Rogers hits senior with an $800 bill for Internet she never used

OpenMedia.ca: Should Rogers be allowed to block us from watching Hockey Night online?

Big Telecom is running scared of cord-cutters – and is doing what it takes to block them from watching their favourite shows online. It looks like Rogers is even planning to block Canadians from watching Hockey Night online. They want to trap Canadians in expensive and outdated service plans – and they’re . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Should Rogers be allowed to block us from watching Hockey Night online?

OpenMedia.ca: Rogers may be pulling out of the CWTA

It looks like Big Telecom’s lobby group is in deep trouble. Last week Telus pulled out of the CWTA – now Rogers could be poised to do the same. Will you be shedding tears over its demise? http://bit.ly/NVDvuc

Article by Gary Ng for iPhone in Canada

Last week in a surprise move . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Rogers may be pulling out of the CWTA

OpenMedia.ca: Financial Post: Industry Minister Moore blocks Bell and Rogers from obtaining Nextwave’s wireless spectrum

Ottawa has blocked telecom giants Bell and Rogers from gobbling up even more scarce and valuable wireless spectrum. Let’s keep up the pressure on Industry Minister Moore to rein in Big Telecom at https://openmedia.ca/gatekeepers

Article by Christine Dobby for Financial Post

TORONTO – Ottawa has blocked a bid by two of Canada’s . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Financial Post: Industry Minister Moore blocks Bell and Rogers from obtaining Nextwave’s wireless spectrum

OpenMedia.ca: Huffington Post: Rogers accused of charging for internal Internet traffic

“Outright theft.” That’s what Canadians are calling this latest alleged attempt by Big Telecom to price-gouge us.

Speak out against Big Telecom price-gouging at https://openmedia.ca/deadweight

Article by Daniel Tencer for the Huffington Post Canada

Rogers Communications is denying online accusations that it charges its internet customers for internal traffic on their routers, . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Huffington Post: Rogers accused of charging for internal Internet traffic

OpenMedia.ca: National Post: Christine Dobby looks back at Canada’s telecom war of 2013

The National Post’s Christine Dobby looks back at Big Telecom’s efforts last year to limit your telecom choice. We know Big Telecom are gearing up for a huge fight in 2014 as they try to keep your bills sky-high.

Article by Christine Dobby for the National Post

Last summer a simmering dispute . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: National Post: Christine Dobby looks back at Canada’s telecom war of 2013

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: A taste of the world with no Internet

So anyone who uses Rogers for their Internet access got a little taste of the world depicted in my latest novel, The Fridgularity. The Internet services provided by the company went down for up to three hours last night. Is … Continue reading →

OpenMedia.ca: The Globe & Mail: Rogers and Bell to purchase majority stake in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Two of Canada’s biggest media conglomerates, Bell and Rogers, are partnering up. Their goal? To take control of the iconic Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment group. The CRTC approved the deal yesterday, which includes three TV channels, several sports teams, and even some real estate holdings. With the CRTC giving Big Telecom . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: The Globe & Mail: Rogers and Bell to purchase majority stake in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

OpenMedia.ca: TorrentFreak.com: New data exposes Canadian ISPs throttling download speeds

Canadian citizens are paying for Internet access, but Big Telecom isn’t being completely open about the restrictions that they’ve been imposing. With new data just published by the Measurement Lab, Canadian service providers such as Bell and Rogers have been exposed as interfering with over 75% of torrent transfers and download speeds.

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OpenMedia.ca: The Globe & Mail: Rogers says defence of false advertising case a ‘slam dunk’

Last week we shared how Rogers is trying to seek court approval for using false advertising in their campaigns. By claiming ‘fewer dropped calls’ without the requisite data and testing, Rogers is now faced with a $10M fine by the Competition Bureau.

In opening remarks to the trial made late last week, . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: The Globe & Mail: Rogers says defence of false advertising case a ‘slam dunk’

A BCer in Toronto: My latest aggravating interaction with Rogers

It seems every few months I have an aggravating experience with Rogers. A few months ago, I got a letter saying this was my final bill and my cable/Internet service was being disconnected “as requested.” Only problem was, I had made no such request. And my account was up to date, so . . . → Read More: A BCer in Toronto: My latest aggravating interaction with Rogers

OpenMedia.ca: CBC: Rogers contracts push the envelope, lawyer says

Rogers costumers in fixed-term contracts have no choice but to accept rate hikes or pay steep fees to end their contract. Does this seem fair to you? If you are sick of telecom price-gouging, take action by signing our Stop the Squeeze petition and make the switch to an indy ISP.

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Edwin Current: Nadir Mohamed is going to run Rogers into the ground

Nadir Mohamed, who rakes in over $8 million in income every year, is going to run Rogers Communications into the ground.  His ideas are delusional and Rogers is becoming one of the worst corporations in Canada.

Check out some of his nonsense ideas in this article.  Like seriously!  Who views Rogers as a quality brand? . . . → Read More: Edwin Current: Nadir Mohamed is going to run Rogers into the ground

Edwin Current: Nadir Mohamed is going to run Rogers into the ground

Nadir Mohamed, who rakes in over $8 million in income every year, is going to run Rogers Communications into the ground.  His ideas are delusional and Rogers is becoming one of the worst corporations in Canada.Check out some of his nonsense ideas … . . . → Read More: Edwin Current: Nadir Mohamed is going to run Rogers into the ground