Cable & Telecom

Telesat satellite’s “technical anomaly” impacts TV, Internet, phone services

CUSTOMERS OF Shaw Direct, Northwestel, Xplornet, and Bell Mobility experienced service disruptions Sunday due to a “technical anomaly” with Telesat’s Anik F2 satellite.According to a CBC News report, the satellite cut out around 5:00 PM EDT Sunday, impacting customers in northern Quebec and Nunavut.  The bird helps provide cellphone, television and Internet service, though the outage also impacted ATMs and aircraft in some communities.Telesat had the problem fixed by early afternoon EDT on Monday.“The satellite is performing normally and all of its subsystems appear healthy”, reads the company’s statement.  “Satellite anomalies like the one that affected Telesat’s Anik F2 yesterday are highly unusual. Telesat...

Our industry and COVID-19

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