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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, while Northwestel is arguing the CRTC’s decision last fall was based on faulty information. In a Wednesday press release, SSi said it asked the CRTC “to end Northwestel’s ongoing attempts to delay complying with Commission orders” and that “these delays...

Speeds ‘red herring’ when North needs backbone builds, panel hears

telecom | 04/12/2016 9:36 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — Setting a basic speed requirement doesn’t do the North any good when it comes to improving Internet access, unless there’s necessary backbone infrastructure in place, a CRTC panel on basic telecom services heard Tuesday. On the second day of the three-week proceeding, commissioners heard from a variety of witnesses who operate in the northern territories. The focus on download and upload speeds is a red herring, Jeff Philipp, CEO of SSi Micro Ltd., which is...

SSi to invest $75M in Nunavut Internet

telecom | 09/25/2015 2:03 pm EDT

SSi Micro Ltd.  announced Wednesday it is investing $75 million toward providing and improving Nunavut’s broadband infrastructure. It said in a press release that the investment will soon benefit consumers, business,...