Cable & Telecom

CRTC launches inquiry of satellite services in Canada’s north

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC is launching an inquiry to examine the impact of satellite services on the quality and cost of providing telecommunications services to the country’s northern and remote communities.The inquiry, to be led by CRTC Commissioner Candice Molnar, will focus on communities in remote regions that are served solely by satellite.As part of a decision released last December concerning a four-year modernization plan of Northwestel’s broadband internet and wireless services for certain areas of northern Canada, the CRTC identified a digital divide between communities that receive these services over terrestrial networks, such as fibre cable and microwave links,...

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.