Cable & Telecom

Northwestel must spend $5M on network upgrades to make amends for non-compliance

OTTAWA-GATINEAU - Northwestel will lay out $5 million in new and unplanned investments in its network infrastructure over the next three years as part of an agreement with the CRTC to rectify issues of non-compliance.The Commission said Wednesday that Northwestel failed to obtain its approval for the rates it charged for nine of its Special Services Tariffs (SSTs) over seven years.  After coming clean to the CRTC, the BCE-owned telco submitted a Part 1 application in February 2018 seeking retroactive approval for the rates that it had charged, but the Regulator denied that request later that year, adding that the non-compliance “represented...

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.