Cable & Telecom

Government upholds CRTC ruling to end SILEC monopoly on phone service

OTTAWA – As first reported by this past April, the worst fears of small rural telephone companies operating in Ontario and Quebec have come to pass with today’s announcement that the Harper Government is upholding a CRTC ruling to eliminate monopoly phone services in Canada. The Ontario Telecommunications Association (OTA) and the Association des Compagnies de Téléphone du Québec Inc. (ACTQ) have maintained that if their markets are fully opened to competition, they would suffer severe financial impacts that could put them out of business (as they noted on Small Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (SILECs) had lobbied the...

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.