Cable & Telecom

CRTC call for comments: Much to consider as Commission sets up new broadband fund

GATINEAU – The CRTC has opened up the public proceeding to decide on the setup, governance, operating, and accountability frameworks, as well as eligibility and assessment criteria, for its new $750 million fund to bring broadband at 50 Mbps downstream and 10 Mbps upstream, everywhere.The Regulator’s new universal service objective was set out in December in Telecom Regulatory Policy 2016-496, which made providing broadband to everyone a necessity for network operators.The Commission set the following targets for the basic telecommunications services that Canadians need to participate in the digital economy:speeds of 50 megabits per second (Mbps) download/10 Mbps upload 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.