Cable & Telecom

Shaw, Cogeco, prod federal government to follow U.S. on unlicensed spectrum to boost Wi-Fi futures

CALGARY and MONTREAL – Last week the two biggest Canadian cable companies without traditional wireless assets told their shareholders and other investors they see their wireless future in Wi-Fi – and they plan to lobby the federal government hard for more spectrum.On March 31st, the Federal Communications Commission altered some of its rules on unlicensed wireless spectrum, making more of it available to network providers in the 5 GHz band. “The new rules will make 100 MHz of spectrum more accessible for use in homes and congested spaces like convention centers, parks, and airports and increase the potential for more...

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.