Cable & Telecom

CRTC ponders Canadian video relay service

GATINEAU – The CRTC will kick off its hearing into the feasibility of establishing a Canadian video relay service (VRS) on Monday morning. The hearing follows the Commission’s public consultation into the matter announced last March.  Currently, two text-based relay services, Internet Protocol relay and teletypewriter relay, are available to Canadians who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. Video relay service would enable people who use sign language to communicate with voice telephone users via an operator who relays the conversation from sign language to spoken language, and vice versa. Simultaneous translation of the hearing will be offered in English...

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.