Cable & Telecom

Northwestel suspends fibre rollout, files a Review and Vary with Commission

YELLOWKNIFE and GATINEAU – If the CRTC doesn’t change its mind on the wholesale rates Northwestel can charge its clients providing competing telecom services on its network, the company won’t be building out any more fibre, according to its CEO. In an interview with on Friday, Northwestel CEO Paul Flaherty said that the CRTC’s February 25th decision on the telco’s wholesale connect service set rates far too low, making it uneconomical to continue any of its fibre deployment program. The company has filed a Review and Vary with the Commission, asking the CRTC to rethink its decision and reset...

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.