Cable & Telecom

Quebec’s new 579 area code now in effect

MONTREAL - The new 579 area code is officially available for new telephone numbers in the geographical territory served by the 450 code in the province of Quebec.The increasing demand for telephone numbers, particularly for wireless devices, created a need for additional numbers to serve customers in the region, according to the Telecommunications Alliance.  The 579 area code will coexist with the 450 code and will come into effect as new telephone numbers are introduced. 450 numbers will continue to be assigned for the next few months until the area code has officially reached capacity.The 450 area code, which surrounds...

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.