Cable & Telecom

Defunct payphone company loses appeal to Cabinet

OTTAWA – Nine days before the deadline, the Federal Cabinet rendered its decision in the appeal by AFX Communications of the CRTC decision with respect to reports and compensation for toll‑free calls over payphones, originally issued on December 20, 2019. In that decision, the Commission directed Bell Canada to provide monthly reports for toll‑free calls made from AFX payphones connected to Bell Canada’s lines, and determined—based on a previous Commission order—that the applicable compensation rate is $0.25 per toll‑free call for lines other than pay telephone access lines. AFX argued that some calls should bear the tariff of $0.80. AFX...

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.