Cable & Telecom

CRTC enforcement ineffective; too much government intervention and contradictory policy objectives

OTTAWA – The CRTC’s seemingly willy-nilly approach to mete out non-compliance justice leaves a lot to be desired, according to a panel of experts at the Communications Law and Policy Conference at the University of Ottawa Friday.Research from Dr. Genevieve Bonin, assistant professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Ottawa, highlighted the discussion. For one study, she examined nearly 300 commercial radio station licence renewals from 1997 to 2007 in which 101 resulted in renewal terms less than the maximum seven years because of non-compliance issues. In addition, Bonin also spoke with people involved in the process...

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.