Cable & Telecom

Union says Ottawa’s wireless policy favours US multinational Verizon

OTTAWA – Canada’s largest telecommunications union said today it “stridently opposes” the federal government’s wireless policy that appears to favour New York-based Verizon Communications to enter Canada’s telecom market and potentially dominate its airwaves. “Granting one of the biggest companies in the world special rights to public airwaves (spectrum), to buy small players and to existing companies' networks may be the most ill-conceived policy the Harper government has come up with,” said David Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP), in a media release. “In its ideological crusade to open the telecommunications sector up to foreign...

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.