Cable & Telecom

UPDATED: Telesat restores service to Anik F2 satellite

OTTAWA – Satellite services operator Telesat has reinstated service to its Anik F2 satellite after experiencing a “technical anomaly” last Thursday which caused service disruptions to its North American customers including Shaw Direct, Northwestel and Bell Aliant. Telesat posted an update on its website saying that services were up and running by Friday, and called such satellite anomalies “highly unusual." “This particular anomaly was the result of a software error encountered during a routine maneuver (sic) which triggered the satellite to place itself into a safe mode, shutting itself down and pointing itself at the sun to ensure it remained...

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.