Cable & Telecom

CRTC’s Blais rips BDUs that missed emergency alert system deadline

OTTAWA–GATINEAU – Canada’s new emergency alert system may have officially launched this week, but it can’t reach all Canadians after some of the country’s biggest TV service providers, including Bell and Shaw, have delayed its full rollout.Known as Alert Ready, the system notifies Canadians of emergency situations over their radios and through their televisions.  Issued by emergency management officials such as fire marshals, police officers and public health personnel, the alerts are meant to warn the public of dangers to life and property, like severe weather, water contamination and industrial disasters, as well as Amber Alerts.While all cable and satellite companies,...