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Municipally-owned B.C. SILEC asks CRTC for relief from NG911 requirements 

telecom | 11/05/2021 2:37 pm EDT

A municipally-owned small incumbent local exchange carrier (SILEC) in northwest British Columbia is requesting that the CRTC relieve it of its next-generation 911 (NG911)...

Iristel asks CRTC to deny Northwestel’s review-and-vary

Media | 03/14/2017 8:09 pm EDT

The arguments made by BCE Inc. subsidiary Northwestel in its request to the CRTC to review and vary a decision setting rates for Northwestel’s Wholesale Connect service have already been put to the commission in the past and rejected, according to Iristel Inc. “Northwestel’s main arguments in support of the relief requested in the Application have been considered, weighed and ultimately refuted by the Commission,” Iristel said in its intervention, adding that the “very fact that Northwestel is repeating these arguments proves that there has not...

Northwestel ‘gaming’ regulatory system with Part 1: SSi Micro

telecom | 02/23/2017 7:34 pm EST

SSi Micro Ltd. is claiming a BCE Inc. subsidiary is engaging in delay tactics with its recent request for the CRTC to revise a decision setting rates for its Wholesale Connect service,...

CRTC launches satellite inquiry, NWTel appeals December decision

telecom | 02/06/2014 8:43 pm EST

The simmering debate over Northern Canada’s telecommunications services heated up again this week as Northwestel Inc. asked the CRTC to re-examine parts of its most recent decision on the...

NWTel transfers wireless subs to Bell Mobility

telecom | 10/22/2013 9:06 pm EDT

Northwestel Inc. is transferring its wireless customers to Bell Mobility, the BCE Inc. northern subsidiary said. In a notice to customers Monday, Northwestel said it was completing the transfer to allow Bell Mobility—also a BCE subsidiary—to take over development of BCE’s northern wireless infrastructure, allowing Northwestel to focus...

CRTC’s broadband targets elusive in the North: Conference Board

telecom | 08/01/2013 8:52 pm EDT

In Canada’s North, access to telecommunications and broadband infrastructure varies by location and “is often vulnerable to bottlenecks and service disruptions, and can be limited by price, income, and available technologies,” the Conference Board of Canada said in a new report. Northerners pay more for...

Modernization plan a ‘fair balance:’ Flaherty

telecom | 06/18/2013 12:50 am EDT

Northwestel Inc.'s modernization plan is a “fair balance” between the needs of consumers, the company, and its competitors, Paul Flaherty, Northwestel's president and CEO, told a panel of commissioners Monday. “The modernization plan cannot be everything to everybody. The key is finding the fair balance.” Flaherty said at a CRTC hearing in Inuvik, N.T.W., on Northwestel and northern telecom services. “[It's] achieving the best overall result that delivers the most benefit for the most people while ensuring a positive business case which enables sustainable development for the North.” Flaherty said Northwestel's customers want “next generation” wireless and Internet services while its competitors want modern...

Northwestel focuses on upgrading fixed wireless services in revised modernization plan

telecom | 01/18/2013 4:13 pm EST

Northwestel Inc. will roll out third-generation fixed wireless services to 41 northern Canadian communities over the next five years and seek partnership funding to reach 26 more, the company said in a revised modernization plan. In a $233 million plan filed with the CRTC Wednesday, BCE Inc.'s...

CRTC review should look at support for mobile, new technologies: Northwestel

telecom | 12/18/2012 3:02 pm EST

One of the top issues for the CRTC's upcoming review of Northwestel Inc. and telecom services in the North will be how to better support newer technologies like advanced mobile services, said Paul Flaherty, Northwestel’s president. “Lots of people are going to talk about the interest of having more wireless...

Northwestel hearing to review price caps, subsidies, other regs

telecom | 12/06/2012 9:04 pm EST

Price caps, subsidies and other regulations applying to Northwestel Inc. will be under review as the CRTC looks at the company's plan to “modernize” its telecommunications services at a public hearing in June, the commission said. In a notice of consultation issued Thursday, the CRTC said the...