Cable & Telecom

Connection fees can’t be spread to everyone: CRTC

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Canada's incumbent telcos won't be allowed to boost everyone's rates in order to cover off and eliminate reconnection fees for customers who move, the CRTC announced today. As we reported last summer, Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and Telus applied to the Commission to make changes to the local telephone rates for residential customers. "The companies had proposed to eliminate the connection charges for new customers and existing customers who move in exchange for approval to increase rates for all residential customers, explains the release. In their submissions, Bell Canada and Bell Aliant proposed to increase the monthly rates for...

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.