Cable & Telecom

ELECTION: Libs want neutral network; would use spectrum auction cash to fund broadband for all

OTTAWA - The Federal Liberals have proposed to use the proceeds (expected to be several billion dollars) from the upcoming auction of the 700 MHz and 2500 MHz bands to bring high-speed Internet connectivity (of just 1.5 Mbps) to every single household in Canada within three years. “A Liberal government will publicly tender contracts for private companies to install broadband capacity for the hundreds of thousands of Canadians in rural, remote or northern areas who do not currently have access,” states the Liberal Party of Canada’s election platform, which was released Sunday morning (April 3). “To make those contracts economical...

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.