Cable & Telecom

Cable pioneer Garth Pither dies

VANCOUVER – One of the first men to string coaxial cable lines to TV customers in Vancouver and area, Garth Pither, died Wednesday after a brief bout with pneumonia. He was 85. Originally a TV set sales and repairman, Pither got his start in cable in its infancy, in the early 1950s with a group of other western cable pioneers. The company he worked for had a number of names and structures, but Pither eventually worked his way up to the top job at what became Premier Cablesystems, which, according to the book "Cable… Vision of the Pioneers" was the...

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.