Cable & Telecom

CTS 2017: Telecom industry has to work together to close rural-urban divide, says Cogeco chief

TORONTO – Some rural and remote communities with poor Internet connectivity are looking at setting up their own service for residents rather than wait for big carriers to come into their area. but the head of Cogeco’s cable operations has gently warned municipalities and utilities in Ontario and Quebec that the private sector has the money and expertise to do it better.“We are convinced Internet service providers are better equipped and better positioned to develop these types of networks,” Ken Smithard, president of Cogeco Connexion, told the Canadian Telecom Summit on Monday.In particular, he said, there are high operational costs...

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.