Cable & Telecom

New Proceeding: Commission wants to talk broadband barriers

GATINEAU – Talking about utility poles and other such infrastructure might sound awfully boring, but when it comes to the potential barriers to the delivery of advanced communications – especially in hard-to-serve regions – clear policies for access to such infrastructure is crucial. This week the CRTC issued a call for comments “regarding potential barriers to the deployment of broadband-capable networks in underserved areas in Canada” and this proceeding will be an important one for all operators, especially those serving areas where they count poles needed per customer, instead of households served per pole. Basically, rolling broadband out down certain...

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.