Cable & Telecom

Feds launch program to bring faster Internet to 280,000 more Canadians

OTTAWA – The federal government is moving ahead with plans to bring high speed Internet to some 280,000 Canadian households that are currently without Internet or with slower access.Industry Minister James Moore said Tuesday that between now and 2017, the government will invest up to $305 million to extend access to broadband Internet at speeds of 5 Mbps to 98% of Canadian households, mainly in rural and remote communities, and speeds of 3 to 5 Mbps in the remote, satellite-dependent communities of Nunavut and Nunavik in Canada's North.The program, dubbed Connecting Canadians, will provide incentives for the private sector to invest in wireless and wireline...

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.