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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...

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Facebook outlines plans to tackle ‘election integrity’ in Canada

Facebook Inc. is teaming up with Ottawa-based digital literacy group, Mediasmarts, to create the Canadian Election Integrity Initiative, according to a release on Thursday. The release outlines key components of the plan: a new two-year digital news literacy partnership with MediaSmarts, release of a Cyber...

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