Cable & Telecom

Commission approves Northwestel’s emergency refile

GATINEAU and WHITEHORSE – On Monday evening, the CRTC approved an urgent refiled request from Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut carrier Northwestel for temporary relief on residential Internet usage to facilitate increased telework in the north. Last week, Northwestel proposed waiving any overage charges for customers exceeding their Internet usage caps during March and April in terrestrially-served communities (which are most communities in Yukon, NWT, northern Alberta and northern B.C., says the company). All Northwestel’s terrestrial Internet packages and rates are regulated, and the proposed changes could only take effect with CRTC approval. The CRTC last week returned the application,...

Our industry and COVID-19

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