Cable & Telecom

Cabinet tells CRTC to re-think VOIP decision

OTTAWA – The new Federal Cabinet wants the CRTC to revisit last year's voice over Internet protocol decision. As reported on numerous occasions by, the CRTC decided last year to maintain its position that voice, even delivered via IP, is still telephone service. What that meant was that incumbent telcos still faced some regulatory shackles while newcomers, such as cable operators or VOIP providers like Vonage would have a freer hand. Canada's ILECs – most of them anyway – appealed the decision. In governmentspeak: "The Governor in Council (GIC) has referred the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's (CRTC's) Telecom...

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.