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Northwestel on track to complete modernization plan: CRTC

telecom | 07/09/2018 6:08 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Northwestel is on its way to successfully completing its five-year plan to modernize the northern telecom’s footprint with improved telecommunications infrastructure, the CRTC said Monday. Part of the original $233-million plan, approved by the regulator...

Connect to Innovate funding announced for Nunavut

telecom | 09/14/2017 4:36 pm EDT

Twenty-five Nunavut communities are the targeted beneficiaries of the latest round of Connect to Innovate funding, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced Thursday. Almost $50 million from the five-year, $500-million rural broadband fund will be complemented by...

Has the time come to make broadband a basic service?

telecom | 06/18/2014 7:27 pm EDT

As the CRTC is set to reconsider what constitutes a basic telecommunications service, some voices are saying that it’s about time to include broadband Internet in that definition. Under current rules, basic service includes...