Cable & Telecom

Fixed-wireless providers harmed by lack of data in federal broadband map, association says

By Ahmad Hathout The head of an organization that represents independent fixed-wireless providers said its members are being tangibly harmed by Innovation Canada’s lack of movement on processing their data in the federal broadband map. Innovation Canada (ISED) told the Canadian Association of Wireless Internet Service Providers (CanWISP) in a January 2022 meeting that the department will not be accepting fixed-wireless coverage data for the federal broadband map, which the government uses to allocate federal funds, according to a letter sent earlier this month to Rural Economic Development Minister Gudie Hutchings. ISED officials told CanWISP, according to the letter, that...