The company is in court challenging the western Canadian licenses awarded to Videotron.
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Supply chain, wildfire and even landlord and community support problems have plagued some broadband projects in the province.
Health Canada was also concerned with whether Telus's health IT systems, the largest in Canada, would be interoperable with other non-Telus systems for patient info sharing.
Regional districts have pointed to Ontario and Quebec as provinces that seem well ahead on cash and policy for access to poles.
The department managing telecommunications grants recommended offloading financial approvals and, in cases of political conflicts of interest, project selection to subordinates.
BC Hydro said it wants to be more proactively involved on broadband projects after a miscommunication with Telus on a Shaw project.
BC Hydro expects a possible legal challenge on constitutional grounds if CRTC gets jurisdiction over its poles.
Shaw is fighting a proposal that would allow BC Hydro to charge telecoms to use its wires to mount wireless equipment.
Federal officials said correctly setting wholesale rates would be critical for competition, affordability and network investment.
The federal government found the website-blocking order to ease the burden of having to implement piracy measures in the Copyright Act.
The former Chair of the Board of the Infrastructure Bank was forced to divest his holdings in a number of companies, including Rogers and Shaw.
The two telecom giants are requesting nearly $1.15 billion from the Universal Broadband Fund, which has attracted 1,900 applications worth $10.5 billion.
Film industry interests wanted relaxed quarantine rules. Then Netflix reported a number of positive cases.
The British Columbia government is prepared to step-in if smaller providers are impacted by the larger ISP's $10 internet offerings.
Emails show ISED analyst bothered by small carrier reaction to the minister's statement that CRTC's wholesale rate decision hurts large carrier investment.
Rogers has for years sought to raise its profile in Western Canada, and now seeks to add pressure on telco giant Telus by buying out its rival Shaw.
Surveillance and security risks related to supply chain components and undersea fibre cables are among concerns outlined in a report produced by Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Electricity Association this summer.
Before becoming innovation minister last month, François-Philippe Champagne incented private broadband builds by increasing federal subsidies, a model currently used during the pandemic.
As the Big 3 telecoms come under fire for taking nearly $250 million in Covid wage subsidies, Shaw said it deliberately didn't participate -- but won't say why.
Bell filed its first fresh provincial lobby registration in months and, as the downUP previously reported, it would inevitably reveal the amount the company obtained in wage subsidy money.
Nunavut's fibre line came under fire for the proposed cost, but it was also uncertainty about striking a deal with the island's largest telecom provider that is driving it to reassess the whole route entirely.
Rogers and Telus received at least $100 million from the emergency wage subsidy program, but layoffs continue.