Committee sets deadline for ISED reports on rural connectivity concerns

The House public accounts committee is ordering Innovation Canada to deliver by this summer updates tending to rural connectivity issues outlined in a critical auditor general report, including status on more accurate data maps, strategies to maximize public spending, and progress made on its review of spectrum auctions.

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Cogeco offering no details on MVNO strategy

Cogeco Inc. has long been a vocal proponent of mandated mobile virtual operators in Canada, so it’s no surprise CEO Philippe Jetté indicated the company plans to take advantage of the CRTC’s new position regarding MVNOs on a call with analysts Wednesday, though he declined to elaborate on how the company might take advantage of the new regulatory environment.

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