Cable & Telecom

Xplornet points out “fundamental disconnect” in government’s 3500 MHz spectrum policy changes that could see a return to dial-up

WOODSTOCK, NB – Rural broadband service provider Xplornet Communications is warning Industry Canada that its new consultation on 3500 MHz spectrum may actually hinder, rather than help, the availability of rural Internet access.Xplornet president Allison Lenehan issued a statement late Wednesday saying that he was “deeply concerned about this consultation” and that his company is “reaching out” to Industry Canada officials to make them aware of the concerns.According to Lenehan, Industry Canada’s proposal to reclassify some rural areas located near large urban centres, and therefore re-designate the spectrum currently used for fixed wireless high-speed Internet in those areas as cell...

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.