Cable & Telecom

Next Alert Ready test happening Wednesday

OTTAWA-GATINEAU — The next test of Canada’s national public alerting system, Alert Ready, will be conducted on May 5, the CRTC announced today. With the exceptions of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Nunavut, provincial and territorial emergency management organizations in other parts of the country will issue test alerts to be distributed on TV, radio and compatible mobile devices. For a wireless device to receive a test alert, it must be connected to an LTE or 5G wireless network at the time the test alert is issued; capable of receiving wireless public alerts; and equipped with a recent Canadian version...

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.