Cable & Telecom

Northwestel tells CRTC it’s in “urgent” need of ability to respond to Starlink’s competitive threat

WHITEHORSE – Bell Canada subsidiary Northwestel this week asked the CRTC to modify the tariff filing process for retail Internet services so it can respond to the competitive threat of Starlink in the North. “We are filing this Application today because we require the ability, on an urgent basis, to respond to the competitive threat that Starlink poses in the North,” reads Northwestel’s application to the CRTC, which was posted on the Commission’s website today. The Commission approved an application made by SpaceX for a Basic International Telecommunications Services licence to provide telecom services via its low-Earth-orbit satellite constellation Starlink...