Our Telecoms, Our Jobs

Protect good jobs in telecommunications, right here in Canada.

Did you know that telecommunications companies in Canada routinely use call centers, technical support, and engineers based overseas? Despite the fact that major Canadian telecoms benefit from publicly-funded subsidies and grants from federal and provincial governments, they keep sending good jobs out of the country where workers face poor working conditions.

Generations of telecom workers in Canada built the infrastructure that connects our communities. Any public investment should support the next generation of telecom jobs, not fund outsourcing and offshoring.

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Bell expanding pure fibre Internet access to 90,000 locations in Hamilton

Source: BCE Media https://bce.ca/news-and-media/releases

 

Bell expanding pure fibre Internet access to 90,000 locations in Hamilton

Local broadband rollouts part of Bell’s accelerated capital investment program driving the growth of Canada’s next-generation broadband network infrastructure

HAMILTON, ON, September 8, 2021 – Bell today announced a major milestone in its expansion of pure fibre Internet service to homes and businesses in urban and rural areas of Hamilton. As part of its accelerated capital investment in national next-generation network infrastructure, Bell has now reached more than 75,000 Hamilton locations with all-fibre broadband access. The expansion program will bring direct-fibre network connections to an additional 15,000 locations by the end of 2021, including in the communities of Ancaster, Dundas and Mount Hope.

Today’s announcement is part of a $400 million investment to bring direct fibre network connections to more than 200,000 homes and business locations throughout Hamilton over the next 3 years, the largest digital infrastructure investment in the city’s history announced by Bell and the City of Hamilton in 2020.

“Bridging the digital divide is a priority for Bell as we advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world,” said Rizwan Jamal, President of Bell Residential and Small Business. “We’re proud to bring our pure fibre connections and world-leading Internet and TV services to households and commercial locations in communities throughout the Greater Hamilton Area, including Ancaster, Dundas and Mount Hope as part of this historic network acceleration program.”

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Bell expands pure fibre Internet access to Uxbridge

Source: https://www.bce.ca/news-and-media/releases

Local broadband rollouts part of Bell’s accelerated capital investment program driving the growth of Canada’s next-generation broadband network infrastructure

UXBRIDGE, ON, August 31, 2021 – Bell today announced the expansion of pure fibre Internet service to homes and businesses in the community of Uxbridge. Part of Bell’s accelerated capital investment in national next-generation network infrastructure, the expansion program will bring all-fibre broadband access to approximately 3,000 locations in Uxbridge by the end of 2021.

“Bridging the digital divide is a priority for Bell as we advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world,” said Rizwan Jamal, President of Bell Residential and Small Business. “We’re proud to bring our pure fibre connections and world-leading Internet and TV services to households and commercial locations in communities large and small, including Uxbridge as part of our historic network acceleration program.”

Fully funded by Bell, this broadband expansion program to smaller communities will provide fast and high-capacity 100% fibre connections with Internet download speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps and access to leading Bell services such as Fibe TV. Earlier this year, Bell announced an additional investment of $1.7 billion in capital over the next 2 years to accelerate the rollout of its broadband fibre, 5G and rural networks and help drive Canada’s recovery from the COVID crisis.

 

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Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings

Source: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000779/ontario-to-require-proof-of-vaccination-in-select-settings

TORONTO — To further protect Ontarians as the province continues to confront the Delta-driven fourth wave of the COVID-19, the government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021. Requiring proof of vaccination in these settings reduces risk and is an important step to encourage every last eligible Ontarian to get their shot, which is critical to protecting the province’s hospital capacity, while also supporting businesses with the tools they need to keep customers safe, stay open and minimize disruptions.

“As the world continues its fight against the Delta variant, our government will never waver in our commitment to do what’s necessary to keep people safe, protect our hospitals and minimize disruptions to businesses,” said Premier Ford. “Based on the latest evidence and best advice, COVID-19 vaccine certificates give us the best chance to slow the spread of this virus while helping us to avoid further lockdowns. If you haven’t received your first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, please do so today.”

As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. This approach focuses on higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn and includes:

  • Restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor patios, as well as delivery and takeout);
  • Nightclubs (including outdoor areas of the establishment);
  • Meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres;
  • Facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training, such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities with the exception of youth recreational sport;
  • Sporting events;
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments;
  • Concerts, music festivals, theatres and cinemas;
  • Strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs;
  • Racing venues (e.g., horse racing).

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