Cable & Telecom

PIAC applauds Industry Canada’s spectrum proposals, touts availability of affordable broadband access

OTTAWA – While many are still digesting Industry Canada’s new spectrum proposals, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has thrown its support behind the consultation, saying that it will help to shine the spotlight on affordable broadband access.Quoting 2012 CRTC data that found that 75% of Canadian households had Internet access at 1.5 Mbps download speeds, 62% had Internet access at 5 Mbps download speeds, and only 72% could access LTE-speed of service, PIAC said that changes are needed to allow all Canadians access to affordable Internet service at a speed that supports functions such as video streaming and e-health.“Deployment using in the 3.5 GHz...

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.