Cable & Telecom

CRTC wants Northwestel to refile COVID-19 request without preconditions

GATINEAU – As a carrier which is still heavily regulated as compared to most others, because it serves a high-cost serving region, Northwestel can’t simply change terms of service to its customers without CRTC permission. Earlier this week, as we reported, Northwestel said it submitted an urgent application to the CRTC for temporary relief on residential Internet usage to facilitate increased telework in the north. In a letter to Northwestel’s CFO Stan Thompson on Thursday, however, the Commission said it received two submissions from the division of Bell Canada. The first proposes to waive data overage charges for the months...

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.