Cable & Telecom

BC ISP fails Industry Canada’s ‘Canadian test’

DAWSON CREEK, BC – A small, rural Internet company in northeastern BC has essentially been told by Industry Canada that it’s just not Canadian enough.According to a report in the Globe and Mail, the Peace Region Internet Society had its request to upgrade to higher quality wireless spectrum turned down because it “does not meet the (government's) definition for being Canadian-owned and controlled”.  Foreign entities are not permitted to control wireless spectrum in Canada.The group, which is seeking more reliable high speed Internet, said that it was deemed un-Canadian because it does not issue shares, instead relying upon a structure where any profits...

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.