Cable & Telecom

Northwestel gets interim approval on permanent data cap increases

WHITEHORSE and GATINEAU — Far north telecom provider Northwestel has received interim approval from the CRTC to increase the usage caps on several of its terrestrial Internet service packages, which the carrier is seeking to have permanently increased in a new tariff application submitted June 1. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 situation, Northwestel has applied several times to the Commission for temporary relief on residential Internet usage, including the waiving of data overage charges, which the Commission approved first in March, then in April and also in May. The Bell-owned company, due to its dominant position in the north,...

Our industry and COVID-19

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