Cable & Telecom

Rogers asks to compete with Bell in underserved communities

TORONTO – Rogers is asking the Governor In Council to tweak a CRTC decision allowing Bell to use deferral account funds to expand broadband services to underserved communities in Ontario and Quebec.In the decision, the CRTC approved a proposal by Bell Canada and Bell Aliant to use $306.3 million in deferral account revenues to extend broadband service to 112 approved locations using high-speed packet access (HSPA)+ wireless broadband technology.  But Rogers has asked that this amount be reduced by the deferral account revenues required by Bell to cover “the uneconomic portion” of its cost to serve the 15 approved locations that...

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.