Cable & Telecom

UPDATE: Netflix “concerned” about UBB in Canada, stands by bandwidth costs comment

TORONTO – Add Netflix to the list of stakeholders keeping a watchful eye on the controversial issue of usage-based billing (UBB).After its CEO Reed Hastings said last week that the California-based company “will do what we can to promote the unlimited-up-to-a-large-cap model” (over a pay-per-gigabyte model), its VP of communications Steve Swasey, told that Netflix is taking a wait and see approach in Canada.“We’re certainly well aware of everything that’s happening (with UBB) in Canada, but we’re really not commenting more than what Reed said on the earnings call last Wednesday”, he said. “This is an issue that affects...

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.