Cable & Telecom

PIAC wants the CRTC to investigate pandemic contact-tracing apps

By Denis Carmel GATINEAU – The Public Interest Advocacy Center (PIAC) want the CRTC to clarify the rules and responsibilities telecom service providers have in regard to Covid-19 contact tracing applications. The application refers to news reports that federal and provincial governments might have contacted TSPs to assist the health authorities to help control the spread of the virus. For example, the Alberta Government has launched ABTraceTogether, an application which, through wireless Bluetooth technology, mobile contact tracing will complement the work of health-care workers and drastically speed up the current manual tracing process. “Contact tracing is currently performed by interviewing...

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.