Cable & Telecom

Low tech knocks off high tech

TORONTO – All the newfangled communications technology in the world can't get around a shovel through a fibre line. Many Rogers Wireless Blackberry users were without service for about three hours Wednesday after a fibre cut to an Allstream line. Allstream connects Research In Motion to Rogers Wireless Blackberry subscribers and their devices. (Ed note: We’re a little surprised there isn't better redundancy built into this part of an important system in order to get around such problems more easily.) Rogers has about 200,000 Blackberry subscribers in Ontario and it’s not clear how many were affected. The disruption did not...

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.