Cable & Telecom

Feds emphasize investment, warn of “extraordinary means” to lower telco prices in CRTC directive

OTTAWA – On Tuesday, the federal government tabled the final version of a policy direction to the CRTC requiring it to improve the affordability of Internet and cellphone services for Canadians.According to a statement by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), the directive “aims to encourage all forms of competition and investment” in Canada’s telecommunications market. "As long as Canadians pay too steep a price for their cellphone and Internet bills, our government will take extraordinary means to continue driving down the prices of telecommunications services,” said ISED minister Navdeep Bains, in the statement.  “We are also fostering a climate of...

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.