Cable & Telecom

Affordability not the only barrier to Internet uptake: ITU

GENEVA — Despite the fact that prices for mobile and fixed-broadband services continue to decline around the world, the global rate of Internet penetration has not increased rapidly, suggesting there are other barriers to Internet use, says the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in a new report. Released Tuesday, the ITU’s Measuring Digital Development: ICT Price Trends 2019 report concludes other factors impacting global Internet uptake include low levels of education, lack of relevant content, lack of content in local languages, lack of digital skills, and low-quality Internet connections. “The Covid-19 crisis has clearly shown us that nobody is safe until...

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.