Cable & Telecom

ISED counters CRTC chairman Blais; affirms facilities-based commitment

OTTAWA – CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said something Tuesday that caught the eye of many in the telecom business – that he believes the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister is beginning to move away from a commitment to facilities’-based competition when it comes to the telecom and wireless industries.In his speech to the Banff World Media Fest, a gathering of North American TV types, chairman Blais offered three ways to improve wireless competition in Canada after he departs his position on June 17. His second idea was “to mandate wholesale access for mobile virtual network operators", said Blais.  “After...

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.