Cable & Telecom

Decision envy?

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that cable operators in the States do not have to open their networks to competitive third party Internet service providers if they don’t want to. Known as the “Brand X” case, one wonders how many Canadian cable operators are looking wistfully southward, wishing that was so, here. In Canada, however, the CRTC ruled in the mid-1990s that the Internet is a telecom service and, like telcos, cable operators must make space on their networks for third party Internet providers. The Commission even set wholesale rates (in the $20 to $24 range) that...

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.