Cable & Telecom

Ontario government offers telco Ontera for private sale

NORTH BAY - Ontera, the telecommunications division of Ontario Northland, is being put up for sale as the provincial government begins its planned divestment of the provincially owned Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC). Ontera’s role as a telecommunications provider began with the building of telegraph lines, linking communities that grew up along Ontario Northland’s railway lines as far back as 1902.  It now offers Internet, long distance, local voice, data and information technology services to a geographical coverage area of over 200,000 sq. kms, with approximately 550,000 people, including North Bay, Sudbury, and Sault Ste. Marie (see below). profiled...

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.