Cable & Telecom

CRTC tweaks municipal access agreement process

OTTAWA - The CRTC has resumed its proceeding to establish a model municipal access agreement (MAA), albeit with a slight change. MAAs are negotiated between municipalities and telecommunication providers for access to municipal rights-of-way, such as street crossings and other municipal property, for the purposes of installing, operating, and maintaining transmission facilities. After kicking off the process last September, the Commission said Tuesday that it is amending the process to begin with the establishment of an ad-hoc CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee (CISC) working group to develop the access terms and conditions to be included in the model MAA, and not with a public...

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.