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Teksavvy and Others Say Ottawa’s Decision on Internet Rates is ‘Anti-Consumer’

TekSavvy, Distributel, and other independent internet service providers (ISPs) are criticizing a Thursday decision by the federal Cabinet to endorse the higher wholesale internet prices set by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) last year. The federal Cabinet has proposed a new policy direction designed that, if adopted, may prompt the CRTC to promote...

Primus Expands Internet Speeds and Coverage in Quebec

Distributel-owned Primus Communications announced on Thursday it has expanded its internet speeds and service area in Quebec. Primus has expanded coverage to an extra 71% of the province, while internet speeds of up to 400 Mbps are now available. "We always aim to do what's right for our customers and meet their growing needs. Offering...

Distributel Acquires Primus to Expand Service Offering

Toronto-based Distributel has announced it has acquired telecom provider Primus from U.S. based Fusion Connect, merging both independent companies into one. "Bringing Primus into the Distributel family will mean more options, increased innovation and better value for Canadians and ultimately a better alternative for our country," says Matt Stein, CEO of Distributel, in a statement. "We...

Distributel Increases Internet Speeds for Free, Thanks to CRTC Decision

Just like Teksavvy and Start.ca, smaller internet service provider (ISP) Distributel has announced a change to its home internet plans, thanks to the CRTC’s recent decision to rollback wholesale internet rates to 2016. Smaller ISPs buy internet access from major ISPs at wholesale rates and resell services, usually at competitive or lower rates. The CRTC...