Cable & Telecom

City-built WiFi “unbelievable”, says Rogers

TORONTO – With the City of Toronto about ready to begin its launch of free city-wide wireless Internet access, Rogers Communications CEO Ted Rogers sounded off about the project today. Speaking with financial analysts about the company's strong second quarter results (see related stories), Rogers doubted the City's WiFi build-out (where the municipal-owned Toronto Hydro Telecom is installing transmitters on light posts for a free, pan-city service) will make much of a dent in his company's business. "The need for Internet is very very important in the rural areas," he added, but "the idea of a public body like the cities...

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.