Cable & Telecom

CRTC enlists telcos in fight against unwanted calls; threatens “further action” against those that don’t help protect Canadians’ privacy

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC is calling on the country’s telcos to step up and help clamp down on the number of unwanted telemarketing calls plaguing Canadians.The Commission told telecommunications service providers (TSPs) on Monday that they have 90 days to develop technical solutions to block blatantly illegitimate nuisance calls within their networks by working the CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee (CISC).  These calls include those that appear to originate from telephone numbers that (i) match the telephone number of the person being called; (ii) are “spoofed” with a number that is local to the person being called, in the case of...

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.