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Wholesale debate moves to transport in CRTC rural broadband consult

telecom | 05/15/2020 2:33 pm EDT

The familiar argument over wholesale access has made its way to a CRTC consultation on how to remove barriers to rural broadband rollouts, with smaller providers arguing the regulator should mandate and regulate access to transport networks.  The CRTC currently only requires incumbents to make the access portion of the network — the “last mile” that connects homes and businesses to an ISP — available for wholesale. The rest of the network, which connects telco central offices or...

Spectrum funds could achieve broadband targets before 2030: telecoms

telecom | 05/14/2020 9:35 pm EDT

An NDP plan for the federal government to add money raised from past and upcoming spectrum auctions to existing broadband funding could achieve universal connectivity well...

COVID-19 prompts multiple ISPs to suspend data caps

telecom | 03/13/2020 5:46 pm EDT

Multiple Canadian internet providers have suspended caps on data usage as they prepare for a huge...

Former CRTC commissioners criticize Harnessing Change report

Media | 11/07/2018 7:15 pm EST

TORONTO —  The idea of cross-subsidization of industries did not find...