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Iristel’s CEO tells us how he fought the Big 3, and what needs to change

By Zach Morrison | September 13, 2023

The Canadian telecommunications industry is notoriously inhospitable to newcomers.  Aspiring players undeterred by the exorbitant costs of entering the heavily regulated space typically stumble over bureaucratic obstacles and fizzle out before launch.  Those who do manage to establish themselves must contend with the country’s telecom oligopoly, consisting of Bell, Telus, and  Rogers. Recent takeovers indicate […]

Lend your voice to ARCC’s Broadband Fund policy review consultation

By Admin | July 13, 2023

The ARCC Policy Committee has drafted a response to the CRTC Telecom Notice of Consultation 2023-89: Call for comments – Broadband Fund policy review.  The Broadband Fund was launched in 2018 to build or upgrade broadband infrastructure across Canada. Since then, $226.5 million has been committed to broadband projects through the fund. In this consultation, the […]

Join an arcc committee

By Admin | June 12, 2023

The ARCC is seeking interested community members to join its planning / policy committees


By Imran Mohiuddin | March 13, 2023

Last week, the CRTC announced it would immediately lower wholesale internet rates by 10% as part of a larger reexamination of Canada’s regime for wholesale regulation. This move is intended to improve competition among internet providers by making it easier for the smaller companies to lease bandwidth from the bigger ones. The CRTC also announced it would […]

Lend your voice to ARCC’s submission to ISED

By Imran Mohiuddin | November 8, 2022

ARCC’s response to this consultation was submitted on November 21, 2022 with over 20 seconders, including the City of Calgary and other municipalities. To stay informed of future consultations, sign up for our mailing list. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is currently undertaking a consultation to inform its management of spectrum over the next […]

New Alberta broadband support to address funding gaps

By Imran Mohiuddin | September 27, 2022

Re-printed from the Cybera website Last week, Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish announced the Alberta Broadband Fund, a $36 million allocation of funding to support broadband deployment in Alberta that will begin taking applications this fall. This funding is part of the province’s previously announced $390 million investment in Alberta broadband projects that is being […]



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