CRTC to expand home broadband performance tests

Small businesses and home office workers may get solid figures on the real Internet speeds they can expect from providers if the federal telecom regulator gets its way. The Canadian Radio Television and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Toronto one of world’s top 21 smart communities for 2014

Toronto has been named one of the world's 21 smartest communities for the second year in a row, thanks to its quest to grow its role in the broadband economy. On Monday, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 2013 Candice So

Telco services provider Edge Communications coming to Canada

A new telecommunications service is setting up shop in Canada - one that will provide not just broadband, local, and long-distance telephone connections, but also phone branch exchange (PBX), unified communications, and IT

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 21st, 2013 Candice So

Canada’s Internet infrastructure rivals U.S. standard: Akamai report

Canada is an Internet leader in the Americas region - with high scores across several benchmarks such as  speed and adoption that rival U.S. figures and in some cases surpass them, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Vancouver startup offers ultra-fast Internet service to SMBs

Small and medium sized businesses in Vancouver looking for ultra-fast Internet service at discount prices may not have to search for long. A local startup named OneGigabit is offering residential buildings and SMBs

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 5th, 2013 Nestor Arellano

entrepreneurship@Alacrity

Program targets students in and recent graduates of engineering and business programs. Participants receive grants to cover their basic costs, living expenses and are provided office space at Wavefront in Vancouver. Graduating companies

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 10th, 2013

Government-backed monopoly may be needed for broadband networks, ITU says

Ever wonder what the industry leaders of the telecommunications industry think the future holds for the future of ICT? Well a 35-page report on the outcomes of discussions like that can be downloaded

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

‘WiFox’ could vastly improve Wi-Fi connections

We've all experienced the frustration of a lacking Wi-Fi connection before. Whether at a conference where the routers are overloaded with devices trying to connect, or at a coffee shop where the speeds

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Google Fiber unveils first city to receive gigabit connections

Google Inc. has announced its plan to roll out a 1 gigabit-per-second fibre optic network in Kansas City, to the neighbourhoods where the most people pre-register for the broadband service. The broadband pipe

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CATA pressures government to provide broadband Internet for all

Canadians love to complain about their various services that they must pay for on a monthly subscription basis, Internet being just one of those items. But when compared to the rest of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

First responders seek public feedback for wireless test-bed

Since 9/11, when First Responders charged into New York’s Twin Towers without interoperable communications equipment that could have told them what they were really facing, many nations have adopted measures to strengthen security

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 6th, 2012 Barry Gander

Startup news round-up: June 7, 2012

Communitech's $30 million startup funding program Hyperdrive today gained a new partner. The Ontario Centres of Excellence said it will be the latest organization to contribute its resources to fund the startup incubator

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Music, gaming generate the most mobile revenue in Canada: report

Mobile music, video, TV and gaming helped Canada's wireless sector generate mobile content revenue of $240 million in 2010, up from $227 million in 2009, according to a new report.Data services generated $4.42

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: April 13, 2012

Genesis Technical Systems of Calgary is gearing up for the big launch of its patented product DSL Rings, at the Broadband World Forum, the world's largest telecom event. Running rings around big telcos

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff