Cable & Telecom

CRTC to tackle B.C.’s anticipated telephone number shortage

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC said Wednesday that it has initiated a process to address the projected telephone number shortage that will affect British Columbia within the next six years.The Canadian Numbering Administrator, which is the authority that administers the distribution of phone numbers in Canada on behalf of the CRTC, told the Commission that the province is expected to run out of telephone numbers by August 2016.  The Commission said that it is establishing a relief planning committee to evaluate various options and provide recommendations.Until 1996, 604 was the only area code in the province.  At that time, 250 was introduced...

Our industry and COVID-19

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