Cable & Telecom

Northwestel must beef up modernization plan, says CRTC

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC has laid out a $233 million, four-year modernization plan for Northwestel that includes improved broadband Internet services and 4G wireless services for northern Canadians.The Commission said Wednesday that these improvements must include:- upgrading and expanding its broadband Internet service offering;- extending wireless services to many additional communities; and- upgrading equipment in order to support enhanced calling services, such as call display and call waiting, as well as local number portability and local network interconnection.“We recognize that modern telecommunications services play an essential role in the North’s economic development and in meeting the growing demand for digital services...