The CRTC once again fails Canadians

As you may have seen in the news recently, Canadian merchants are starting to charge processing fees for credit card transcations.  The history of this goes back to 2018, when class action lawsuits were brought in BC, AB, ON, SK

Brief Summary of the Rogers Outage RFI

Late last night the CRTC posted the reply from Rogers to the request for information (RFI) it sent last week.  In the RFI, the CRTC asked Rogers to respond to 55 questions about the multi-day Canada-wide service outage that started

The CST-GA is "SHAKEN" down small carriers

If you've been following by blog, you'll know that equal access for all telecommunications providers to participate in the SHAKEN/STIR call authentication framework has been one of the causes I have been most passionate about.  In late August, smaller

The Canadian PSTN needs Next Generation Routing

Last week wasn't great for the Canadian Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).  Two of Canada's largest competitive carriers suffered outages - Iristel was victim of a DDoS attack that lasted over 24 hours, between November 15th and 16th.  At the