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Mandated wholesale access to FTTP wouldn’t deter investment: Shaw

telecom | 11/28/2014 10:29 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — Shaw Communications Inc. on Friday took a different tack than other large Internet service providers that have spoken before the CRTC’s wholesale wireline hearing this week, endorsing mandated wholesale access for fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connections. Other companies, including BCE Inc. and Cogeco Cable Inc., have told the commission that FTTP is a distinct service from traditional copper connections to the home and should not be opened up to wholesale...

Allstream’s fibre-optic network reaches 3,000-plus buildings

telecom | 01/22/2014 6:31 pm EST

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.’s Allstream unit said Wednesday that its national fibre-optic IP network is now hooked up to more than 3,000 buildings. Allstream, which provides communications services to businesses, said in a press release this marks a 50 per cent increase in the last three years. It added that in 2010 it embarked on a program focused on connecting multi-tenant buildings in proximity to other buildings already on the fibre network, which could be connected at a low cost. "The more multi-tenant buildings we are able to connect to our network, the more high-margin,...