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Rogers, Shaw Extend Deadline for Merger and Freedom-Vidéotron Deal

Rogers and Shaw today announced an extension of their proposed $26 billion merger, along with the sale of Shaw-owned Freedom Mobile to Quebecor’s Vidéotron in a side deal that's part of the broader transaction, to February 17, 2023. "All parties remain committed to the pro-competitive transactions, which will deliver significant benefits to Canada and Canadian...

Videotron Black Friday 2022 Deals: Cell Phones, Internet and More

Quebecor’s Videotron has Black Friday deals for 2022 available, part of what they are calling “November Blackout Sales,” offering discounts on cell phones, plans, Internet and more. You can check out Videotron’s Black Friday sales below… Cell Phones Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G starting at $0/month on contract with Take-back credit Galaxy Z Flip4 starting […]

Vidéotron-Freedom Deal Will ‘End the Reign of the Big 3,’ Says Quebecor CEO

Quebecor CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau on Monday testified before the Competition Tribunal that his company's acquisition of Shaw-owned Freedom Mobile would help lower wireless and internet prices across Canada (via Financial Post). The three-member Tribunal is reviewing Rogers's proposed $26 billion acquisition of Shaw Communications. It is being opposed by the Competition Bureau, which believes...

Rogers Argues Freedom Sale to Vidéotron Will Increase Competition

Rogers on Tuesday made an argument for the proposed sale of Shaw-owned Freedom Mobile to Quebecor's Vidéotron being good for competition in the wireless space — reports The Canadian Press. The assertion came during another hearing in Rogers's ongoing Competition Tribunal trial against the Competition Bureau over the telecom giant's proposed $26 billion acquisition of...

CRTC and Bell Keep Fighting Over Videotron Roaming Ban Decision

Bell has filed for the review and variance of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)'s May ruling that rejected the company's request to ban Videotron subscribers engaging in permanent roaming from its network. According to Bell, the CRTC's original decision contained at least ten separate errors in law. Throughout its latest application, the telecom...

Videotron Adds Very First Ford E-Transit Electric Vans to its Fleet

In another step towards the objective to fully electrify its transportation, Videotron has added the very first Ford E-Transit electric vans to its fleet. The service vehicles, the first of an order of about 100, will make their appearance on Québec roads in the coming weeks. Ford E-Transit electric vans have the power and range to meet...

Rogers Invites Quebecor to Bid on Shaw’s Freedom Mobile: Report

Rogers has invited Québecor to join the bidding for Shaw's Freedom Mobile, which Rogers and Shaw are trying to sell in order to obtain regulatory approval for their proposed $26 billion CAD merger — reports The Globe and Mail. An unnamed source told the publication that Rogers's bankers have reached out to bankers representing Québecor. The...

Vidéotron in Alberta Means Lower Prices, More Competition: CEO

Pierre Karl Peladeau, CEO of Québecor, the parent company of Montreal-based Vidéotron, believes the telecom operator's expansion into Alberta will benefit the province in more ways than one — reports The Calgary Herald. Vidéotron has always been a champion of competition in the Canadian telecom industry, but its reach was previously limited mainly to Quebec. That...