Cable & Telecom

Billing and collection service to remain mandated, says CRTC

OTTAWA – The CRTC has denied requests from both Bell and Telus seeking forbearance from the regulation of billing and collection service (BCS).BCS is a mandated wholesale service that requires all local exchange carriers to bill and collect on behalf of alternate service providers (ASPs), such as long distance service providers, with respect to certain eligible services.  These eligible services include casual long distance services (also known as 10-10 services), 900 services, collect call services, and bill-to-third call services.  BCS enables an ASP to provide services to a local exchange customer without having a pre-existing billing relationship, or establishing a...

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.