Cable & Telecom

Feds fine-tune cell tower placement rules

OTTAWA - Canadians will have more say on new cell towers in their communities after the government revised its antenna tower siting policy Wednesday.The changes to the policy mean wireless companies must now consult with communities on all commercial tower installations, regardless of height; build the tower within three years of consulting with communities; and ensure that residents are well-informed of upcoming consultations through clearly-marked communications.  Municipalities are also encouraged to get involved early in the tower siting process.  Previously, companies only needed to consult when they were planning to build a tower higher than 15 metres, and there was no...

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.