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Rogers, Shaw indicate different plans for IPTV, internet bundling

On the final day of the CRTC’s broadcast distribution licence hearing, Shaw Communications Inc. told commissioners it’s not planning to sell its IPTV service without a subscription to its internet service, while Rogers Communications Inc. said it would eventually be willing to do so. In response to a...

BRIEFS


Rogers launches LTE-A service in Manitoba

Rogers Communications Inc. has enabled LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network access in “many” Manitoban communities, the company announced on Monday. LTE-A enables a feature called carrier aggregation, which  “combines two or more bands of spectrum to create a larger pipe or superhighway for data to travel...

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