Cable & Telecom

First stage of spam call blocking comes into force Thursday

OTTAWA — Canadians will soon have access to a call blocking system that better protects them against illegitimate calls. Telecom service providers are required by the CRTC to implement this system within their networks by December 19. With the implementation of this system, calls with caller ID information that either exceeds 15 digits or does not conform to a number that can be dialled (for example, 000-000-0000) will be blocked before reaching the subscriber, the CRTC explains in a news release issued Tuesday. Providers that offer their subscribers call filtering services — which provide more advanced call management features —...

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.