Telecom To Pay $275,000 After CRTC Investigation
PRIVACYMarch 25, 2011
Rogers Communications has agreed to pay $275,000 to education institutions after a Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) investigation, reports The Globe and Mail. Rogers, a Toronto-based wireless, cable, Internet and media company, was making automated calls to its subscribers, which violates CRTC regulations. Telecommunications companies must get prior consent to make such calls. Rogers has not admitted fault but has agreed to give $175,000 to the École polytechnique de Montréal and $100,000 to the British Columbia Institute of Technology as well as to stop making the automated calls and review its policies on the practice.