Cable & Telecom

CRTC vets model municipal access agreement

OTTAWA-GATINEAU — The CRTC released a model of its new municipal access agreement Thursday, designed to assist municipalities and telecommunications companies navigate the installation of telecommunications infrastructure.Municipal access agreements (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.The model agreement was developed, at the CRTC’s request, by a working group that included representatives from Canadian municipalities and the telecommunications industry.  While the Commission said that the model agreement will streamline the negotiation process and reduce the likelihood of disputes...

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.