The CRTC has admonished Telus Corp. for not entirely fulfilling its broadcast programming obligations mandated by its 2018 license renewal.
A Saskatchewan senator called on the government to do more to ensure internet connectivity is extended to First Nations reserves. Senator Marty Klyne pointed out that current standards are for 50 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 10 Mbps upload.
Hydro Ottawa is returning to the telecom market with the launch of Hiboo Networks, a telecom that will offer service to businesses and eventually residents of the national capital.The company is expecting to roll out service as of next January. Hiboo will be controlled by Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
As the CRTC is considering the funding structures for the planned rollout of so-called next generation 911 service (NG911) the non-profit Canadian Public Safety Operations Organization (CanOps) is asking the regulator to mandate that telecommunications service providers adopt a universal service protocol that would allow for a level of centrally coordinated emergency service delivery.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh called once again for the government to disallow the Rogers Communications Inc. takeover of Shaw Communications Inc., saying it is not in the public good. The merger will result in layoffs of staff and higher costs for consumers, he alleged.
Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has said the Government is not backing down from its legislative effort to get companies like Meta Platforms Inc.‘s Facebook and Twitter Inc. to compensate news outlets for their content, in the wake of comments from a Facebook official to the House of Commons Security committee that the company was not ruling out blocking news content in Canada should the legislation become law.