Cable & Telecom

Persona, Rogers, Allstream to team up for a new link to the Rock

ST. JOHN's – A recent fire that knocked out all phone service for about 150,000 Newfoundland homes for about five hours drove home the point to residents of Canada's easternmost province that they need another telecom option.Today, the province (whose premier is former Cable Atlantic owner Danny Williams) announced it will spend $15 million on a new fully redundant fibre optic cable link from St. John's to Halifax, N.S. The provincial government won't be the only one spending. A consortium consisting of Persona Communications, a national rural cable operator based in St. John's that provides video and data to many...

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.