Cable & Telecom

Why the definition of broadband is about far more than just speed

HAMILTON – It’s clear broadband is essential to economic prosperity, quality of life and community development but there is little consensus around what the definition of broadband should be, says Jason Lowe, vice-president of Clearcable Networks.The CRTC has set its sights on establishing a baseline of universal broadband service across the country that will set criteria for government funding for network infrastructure.The regulator has defined broadband as 50 Mbps download by 10 Mbps upload and called for every Canadian to have wired and wireless access and unlimited usage. But Lowe told last week’s Clearcable Summit in Hamilton that a complete...

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.