Cable & Telecom

UPDATE: CRTC reaffirms VOIP decision; local forbearance to be examined

OTTAWA – The VOIP decision will stand, with a "but". Today the CRTC re-affirmed its May 2005 decision on voice over Internet protocol. Federal cabinet told the Commission in May of this year to reconsider that decision after all but one of Canada's ILEC's filed an appeal.However, because of the sheer speed in which Canada's incumbent local exchange carriers are losing customers, the Commission did signal it's prepared to alter course when it deems necessary and will already re-examine its March 2006 decision on local forbearance.Specifically, it "declared that competition in local telephone service is taking hold more firmly than...

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.