Group Telecom reacts to reorganizationToronto-based CLEC GT Group Telecom Inc. has updated its financial picture in light of recent developments, including the CRTC’s price cap decision and the company’s own reorganization efforts. The telco is holding discussions with its lenders to reach an understanding on its debt. More details. GT prepares for disruption at KananaskisGT Group Telecom Inc. has plans in place should service be disrupted around this week’s G8 summit site in Kananaskis AB. It has assigned extra staff to ensure service remains at the standard level. More details. Aliant pulls plug on TV-over-copper service Atlantic Canada telco Aliant Telecom Inc. is winding down its digital TV service over DSL called VibeVision and will instead offer Bell ExpressVu LP’s satellite TV service to its customers. While some predict that other Canadian telcos planning digital TV deployments using high-speed phone lines will eventually abandon their plans, the telcos say Aliant’s move has no impact on their strategies. For an in-depth story, see the June 21/02 issue of Network Letter affiliate publication Canadian Communications Reports. 360networks still not issuing financial resultsAs it seeks to come out of creditor protection, Vancouver’s 360networks Inc. is deferring its 2001 fiscal year and Q1 2002 results. The company has given no indication when it expects to emerge from court protection. More details. Ontario UTEL to connect local classroomsEnersource Telecom, the telephony division of Mississauga ON’s Hydro company, is rolling out fibre to connect every classroom in the Peel district. The deal affects 200,000 students and teachers in the Toronto exurb. More details. Toronto Hydro Telecom inks deal with NTG ClarityToronto Hydro Telecom Inc. has signed an agreement with NTG Clarity Networks Inc. for portfolio management. The NTG software will manage orders, inventory, software provisioning and trouble ticketing. More details. Bell Canada and Desjardins to provide online financial servicesBell Canada has entered into a partnership with Caisses Desjardins in Quebec that will permit customers to use bank services electronically. The pilot project seeks to be an extension of what can be done through ATMs. More details. Shaw to launch video-on-demand serviceShaw Cablesystems is deploying video-on-demand (VOD) in Calgary beginning in September. The service will be available only to customers who take both Shaw’s Internet and digital cable service. The VOD service will be rolled out to virtually all of the cableco’s Internet and digital cable customers in Western Canada over the next six to eight months. More details.