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TekSavvy Challenges Rogers-Shaw Merger, Claims Freedom Sale ‘Unlawful’

TekSavvy today filed a Part 1 application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), urging the regulator to investigate the "unlawful" internet rates Rogers has agreed to offer Vidéotron as part of the Freedom Mobile sale that exists as a side deal in the former's proposed $26 billion takeover of Shaw Communications. Citing CRTC’s...

TekSavvy Says Industry Minister ‘Must Block’ Rogers-Shaw Merger

TekSavvy today said that Industry, Science and Technology Minister François-Philippe Champagne "must block" Rogers’ proposed $26 billion takeover of Shaw Communications. The independent internet service provider (ISP) especially took issue with Rogers offering "special" wholesale rates to Vidéotron for access to its networks — rates not offered to anyone else. This revelation came from Rogers...

TekSavvy Referral Program Offers $120 in Bill Credits for Each Party

TekSavvy announced on Monday it has launched a new referral program in time for the holiday season, offering both parties $120 in bill credits each. The new “Give $120 and Get $120” program is “about pivoting from spending on unnecessary items to sharing savings between customers and their friends or family,” said a spokesperson in […]

TekSavvy Urges Competition Bureau to Fight ‘Predatory Pricing’ by Telcos

TekSavvy wants the Competition Bureau to do something about the "predatory" internet pricing practices of national telecom operators like Bell and Rogers. In a letter dated Tuesday, August 17, the independent internet service provider (ISP) told the Bureau that larger operators "have engaged in a sustained strategy of predatory pricing in the retail market for...

TekSavvy Blasts Ottawa for Allowing Quebecor to Acquire VMedia

Quebecor recently acquired Toronto-based VMedia, one of the more prominent independent providers of internet, TV, and phone services in Canada, and fellow independent telecom provider TekSavvy is not happy about it. "This takeout by one of the country’s giant cable firms is another blow to the market and consumer choice," Peter Nowak, Vice President of...

TekSavvy Internet Not Working Because of Rogers Outage

TekSavvy is another company impacted by the Rogers network outage, as the former is a buyer of wholesale internet from the latter to resell to customers. Early this morning, the company announced, "Please note that there is currently a large spread incumbent outage that is impacting all internet and wireless (including cellphone) users, as well...

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...

TekSavvy: ‘Last Chance’ to Speak Up to Feds Before Key Internet Prices Decision

Independent internet service provider (ISP) TekSavvy announced on Tuesday it has relaunched its PayLessToConnect.ca website, which allows Canadians to quickly and easily contact their local Member of Parliament over an upcoming internet decision, that “can lower your internet bills." "With the stroke of a pen, the federal cabinet can lower internet bills for millions of...

CRTC Chair May Have Violated Conflict of Interest Act, Says Integrity Commissioner

The Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada has escalated TekSavvy's complaint of misconduct and a breach of conflict of interest laws, against Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) chair Ian Scott, to the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner (CIEC). "Since your allegation with regard to Mr. Scott’s ex parte meetings may...

TekSavvy Launches Fibre Internet in Tilbury

TekSavvy announced on Monday it has launched fibre-to-the-home internet in the town of Tilbury in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. Fibre internet with download speeds up to 1 Gbps are now available to 830 homes and businesses in Tilbury, while service will continue to rollout with completion set for this summer. “High-speed fibre internet service is a game-changer...

TekSavvy Launches Fibre Internet in Wallaceburg

TekSavvy continues to announce new 1Gbps fibre internet service rollouts in the Chatham-Kent community in Ontario, with the latest expansion hitting Wallaceburg. Fibre internet service is now available to 270 homes and businesses in Wallaceburg, with a continued rollout in the area over the next few months; completion is expected for this summer. “TekSavvy is proud...

TekSavvy Completes Fibre Network in Thamesville, Ontario

TekSavvy announced on Monday that its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Thamesville, Ontario, is now complete. The network first launched in Thamesville last August, but now the rollout has been completed, offering service to over 530 homes and businesses. According to TekSavvy, the completion of FTTH in Thamesville is part of its ongoing expansion in the...