Cable & Telecom

New Ontario Act aims to speed broadband deployment

Would speed rights of way access, reduce costs TORONTO – The Ontario introduced the Supporting Broadband and Infrastructure Expansion Act, 2021 on Thursday - which aims to help connect more communities more quickly to high-speed internet. The legislation “proposes to reduce costs to broadband providers associated with attaching broadband wirelines to hydro utility poles, and would provide timely access to poles and to municipal rights of way to install broadband on municipal land,” reads the press release. As many as 700,000 households and businesses in Ontario lack access to adequate broadband speeds, says the province, or have no internet connection...

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.