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Aggregated access to FTTP needed for independent ISPs, CRTC told

The crisis in competition when it comes to internet connectivity is longstanding and will only get worse, a CRTC panel heard. The commission held its final day of a week-long proceeding Friday. Bob Allen, president of the BC Broadband Association, read a statement into the record in his opening remarks....


CRTC angry at Telus over proposed service cuts in Kamloops

The CRTC is upset with Telus Corp. over its proposal to eliminate home telephone service in three communities in the Kamloops, BC region. The commission sent a strongly worded letter to the telecom on Feb. 15 saying it was “concerned” about the move. “Disconnecting service in these communities would...


Massie new residential services SVP at Beanfield

Beanfield Technologies Inc. has named Michael Massie as its new SVP, residential services, the firm announced Thursday. Massie is a veteran telecom executive, having done stints with BCE Inc. Cincinnati Bell Inc. (now known as altafiber) and Hawaii Telecom Ltd. “I look forward to contributing my skills...

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