Rogers To Be Investigated By A Parliamentary Committee In Relation To The Catastrophic Nationwide Outage

When the catastrophic nationwide Rogers outage happened, I said this shortly afterwards as I mused that Rogers wouldn’t come clean about what happened in detail:

After thinking about this, I concluded that there is zero chance that Rogers is ever going do any of that. I don’t believe that they’re that kind of company who would be that transparent. And they are going to hope that Canadians forget about this and turn the page when they do move on. Thus what needs to happen is that Parliament needs to step in and pull Rogers in front of them to answer questions in public.

It looks like I might get a version of my wish come true as CTV News is reporting that Rogers is being investigated by The House of Commons Industry and Technology:

Parliamentarians on the House of Commons Industry and Technology committee voted unanimously on Friday to study the Rogers Communications outage, with at least two meetings scheduled before July 30.

Members will invite company executives, representatives from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne to speak about the outage that saw millions of customers lose internet and wireless services a week ago.

They will review the causes of the disruption and the impact on Canadians, consumers, businesses as it relates to health care, law enforcement and financial sectors, as well as the best practices to prevent a similar situation from happening again.

So for those keeping score at home, the feds told the big three telcos to come up with a plan to ensure that this doesn’t happen again, the CRTC is investigating Rogers and giving them a tight deadline to answer questions, and now this. If this keeps up, I am going to go out on a limb and say that Rogers CEO Tony Staffieri and family patriarch Edward Rogers are going to feel like they are having the most uncomfortable prostate exam ever. But let’s face it, Rogers needs to put under a lot of scrutiny as this outage was as I said earlier, catastrophic. Canada needs answers and Rogers needs its feet held to the fire so that this never, ever happens again. Thus I am all for this and it will be “fun” to watch.

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