On Monday, Ottawa called Canada's telecom giants to the table to talk about ways to prevent future large scale disruptions like Friday's nationwide Rogers outage, demanding a plan from telecom providers within 60 days.
On top of that, the CRTC, Canada's regulatory agency for broadcast and telecommunications has launched an investigation.
But many of us are still feeling the sting from being disconnected on Friday and wondering what happens next? What does this say about the vulnerabilities of telecommunications infrastructure in this country? What is the government’s role in all of this? And what solutions should we be pushing for?
Today, we're looking at what possible solutions are within reach.
Guest: Vass Bednar, executive director of the masters of public policy in digital society program at McMaster's University.