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BCE Inc.’s Northwestel is claiming that due to long distances in its coverage area — and the physics of the speed of light — new CRTC network quality standards are not achievable in the North, though a technology advocate casts doubt on those claims. In a July decision, the CRTC determined that to be...
BCE Inc. and Vice Media Inc. have reached a deal that will see new and previously produced content from the millennial-focused media brand be available on Bell’s platforms, the companies said in a press release Thursday. That means that content from Viceland, Vice’s linear TV channel, will return to...
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