Cable & Telecom

New area code, 10-digit dialing, coming to New Brunswick

FREDERICTON - Ten-digit dialing and area code 428 will be arriving in New Brunswick next year.The new area code will provide relief for area code 506 in New Brunswick beginning November 21, 2020 using a distributed overlay, meaning the two area codes will coexist and will cover the same geographic area.The ever-growing use of communications services is driving the increase in demand for phone numbers in the region, which means 10-digit local dialing will be required for all wireline and wireless local calls.  Residents will be transitioned to 10-digit local dialing beginning August 13, 2020.A group of major Canadian telecommunications companies...

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.