Cable & Telecom

CRTC directs telcos to block Canadians’ unwanted calls within next year

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC has given Canada's telcos exactly 12 months to implement a universal network-level call blocking system to help cut down on the number of unsolicited and illegitimate calls that Canadians receive.The Commission said Wednesday that such a system will automatically block calls with caller ID information that either exceeds 15 digits or does not conform to a number that can be dialled, such as 000-000-0000.  Telecom service providers who are already offering advanced call-filtering services to their subscribers are not obligated to implement the system.Noting that no single solution can help Canadians block all unwanted calls, the CRTC said...

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.