Cable & Telecom

CRTC approves extension of Northwestel data relief until end of May

GATINEAU and WHITEHORSE — The CRTC announced April 24 it is approving on an interim basis Northwestel’s request to extend its temporary relief on residential Internet usage during the Covid-19 crisis until May 31, 2020. Northwestel had previously received permission from the CRTC to waive overage charges for customers exceeding their Internet usage caps during the months of March and April in its terrestrially served communities (which are most communities in Yukon, NWT, northern Alberta and northern B.C., says the company). In its new decision released late Friday, the CRTC said Northwestel’s Covid-19 relief offer could be extended until 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.