Cable & Telecom

CRTC sets network quality metrics for basic broadband Internet service

OTTAWA - The CRTC is one step closer towards establishing broadband access as a basic telecommunications service for all Canadians after issuing a preliminary network quality framework Friday.The Commission said that in order to meet the broadband portion of the universal service objective announced in December 2016, fixed broadband Internet access service must meet certain levels of speeds, data allowance, and quality of service (QoS). On Friday, guided by a report from the CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee, the Regulator established a round-trip latency threshold of 50 milliseconds, and a packet loss threshold of 0.25%, both based on measurement during peak times, i.e. from 7...

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.