Cable & Telecom

Incumbents recommend flex funding for Universal Broadband Fund

Rogers in favour of transport subsidies for rural fund By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – Rogers and Bell are among those in favour of a “flexible” approach for the use of the Federal government's yet-to-be-announced $1 billion Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) to support rural backbone, transport and last-mile projects, according to Rogers and a briefing note prepared for the rural economic development minister. In a stakeholder page on its website, ISED asks those providing feedback on the program's design to answer questions including: "In situations where government is only funding backbone investments, how could last-mile investments be facilitated?" And, "Are there...

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.