Cable & Telecom

Industry minister demands telecoms enter formal agreement to improve network resiliency (updated)

OTTAWA – After meeting with representatives from several Canadian telecommunications service providers, Innovation, Science and Industry minister François-Philippe Champagne announced he has directed them to take immediate steps to address network resiliency in Canada. The meeting, attended by representatives from Rogers, Telus, Bell, Videotron, Shaw, SaskTel and Eastlink, comes as Rogers continues to work to restore its networks, which are close but not quite fully operational, following a nationwide outage that began early Friday morning. “I’ve demanded that they take immediate initial steps to improve the resiliency of our networks,” Champagne told reporters during a conference call this afternoon following...

Our industry and COVID-19

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