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Incumbents ask court for delay of wholesale rate appeal 

telecom | 05/21/2020 6:01 pm EDT

Incumbent cable companies have asked a Federal Court of Appeal judge to delay their appeal of the CRTC's wholesale rates decision until the proceeding can be conducted in person.  In a letter dated May 20, lawyers representing Rogers Communications Inc., Bragg Communications Inc., Cogeco Inc., Shaw Communications Inc., and Quebecor Inc. have asked Justice David Stratas for the previously agreed-to two day hearing on June 25 and 26 be adjourned until the court can conduct in-person meetings.  The issues at hand are too complex, the materials too technical, the confidential information...

Teksavvy lays off staff, increases internet bills

telecom | 03/26/2020 6:39 pm EDT

Teksavvy Solutions Inc. has laid off 130 staff and will implement a flat $5 bill increase for its residential internet customers as of May, saying a legal challenge against last year’s wholesale rate reduction, combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, left the company with no...