Cable & Telecom

CRTC sides with Fibernetics in its dispute with Bell

GATINEAU — Bell Canada must make interexchange private line (IXPL) facilities available for lease to competitive local exchange carrier Fibernetics to be used in new local network interconnection (LNI) agreements between the two companies, the CRTC announced in a decision issued today. In July 2020, Fibernetics sought relief from the Commission, saying it had attempted to negotiate a new LNI agreement with Bell for eight local interconnection regions (LIRs) where Fibernetics wanted to enter as a Type 1 CLEC. According to Fibernetics’ application, it approached Bell about leasing IXPL facilities for LNI in the eight LIRs (located in Ontario and...

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.