Regional districts have pointed to Ontario and Quebec as provinces that seem well ahead on cash and policy for access to poles.
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Broadband projects funded by the rapid response stream version of the $2.75-billion Universal Broadband Fund were supposed to be completed and providing service by November 15.
Bell goes to federal court to compel the release of documents related to penalties leveled against it for alleged violations related to halocarbons.
BC Hydro said it wants to be more proactively involved on broadband projects after a miscommunication with Telus on a Shaw project.
Shaw is suing defendants who allegedly were involved in a heist of Freedom merchandise worth $8 million.
Federal officials said correctly setting wholesale rates would be critical for competition, affordability and network investment.
Deputy Minister of Finance, and former Board Chair of Infrastructure Bank, divested telecom shares in blind trust
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.
Data for this year and last show the large telecoms requesting from the broadband funds of the federal and provincial governments and the telecom regulator nearly $100 million.
Bell will speak with Toronto officials about an approved project that will leverage city resources to build a public broadband network.
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's chief legal and regulatory officer Robert Malcolmson said the company allocated to its media operation $71M of the $122.8M it received in federal wage subsidies.
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.
Rogers and Telus received at least $100 million from the emergency wage subsidy program, but layoffs continue.