Cable & Telecom

Accuracy of federal broadband maps disputed in British Columbia, docs show

By Ahmad Hathout PRINCE RUPERT TELECOM CityWest disputed a claim by Telus subsidiary Mascon that Quadra Island in British Columbia is mostly covered by the latter with federal goal speeds, according to a February 2021 information note obtained via a freedom of information request. B.C.’s Ministry of Citizens’ Services, which manages telecom issues, also fielded a concern emerging from a Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) forum held that February that some rural communities would be excluded from the federal government’s $2.75-billion Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) program “resulting from discrepancies” in Innovation Canada broadband service maps, which allegedly show higher...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.