Cable & Telecom

NWTel tells CRTC proposal to remove price floor test will not negatively impact competition

By Denis Carmel GATINEAU – After a few rounds of interventions for its application to remove the floor test on its high-speed access Internet service, Northwestel (NWTel) last week tabled its reply, which concludes the regulatory process that will lead to the CRTC’s decision on the matter. Approval would provide NWTel the regulatory flexibility that would allow it, it claims, to face competition from a new non-Canadian player, Starlink, owned by American entrepreneur Elon Musk. Starlink is scheduled to launch service this year and is already preselling high-speed Internet acess subscriptions where NWTel operates in Canada’s North. Because of its...

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.