Cable & Telecom

Winback rule, 25% market loss benchmarks to disappear

OTTAWA – In what can only be viewed as a big win by Canada's telcos, Industry Minister Maxime Bernier today came very close to deregulating the local telephony market. The minister is setting aside key portions of the April 2006 CRTC local market forbearance decision and will place cable voice providers and traditional telcos on much closer regulatory footing. The ILECs had appealed the decision to federal cabinet.The 25% market share loss benchmark has been erased, as have the winback rules which would restrict ILECs from contacting recently lost customers for 90 days after departure, The new proposed order to...

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.