Articles By Tom Li

Why the Federal Court dismissed the incumbents’ CRTC internet rates appeal

The Federal Court yesterday dismissed an appeal submitted by the incumbent internet service providers last year. The appeal was filed against the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's (CRTC) new wholesale internet rates that

Published on: September 14th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Harmony OS 2.0; Federal Court dismisses internet appeal; techy face masks

Huawei says its phones will run Harmony OS in 2021, Federal Court dismisses case from big ISPs, and technology companies are innovating face mask. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now.

Published on: September 11th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Facebook engineer quits; Apple’s ongoing feud with Epic Games; Canada gets Spot!

Facebook engineer quits saying Facebook profits off of hate, Apple’s battle with Epic Games continues, and a new robot is coming to Canada. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome

Published on: September 10th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – China bans Scratch; Maximum internet speeds; U.S. to ban Chinese chipmaker?

China bans Scratch, Canadians are getting maximum internet speeds overall, and the Trump administration is considering to ban China’s top chipmaker. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag

Published on: September 9th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – T-Mobile’s big promise; Robot dogs; Coronavirus benefiting tech giants

T-Mobile makes a big promise, a robot dog joins the fight against COVID-19, and a story about how the coronavirus is benefiting big tech is making its rounds on Reddit. T-Mobile says it’s

Published on: September 8th, 2020 Tom Li

AI Master Corporal helps keep the Ontario Regiment Museum safe

When the Ontario Regiment Museum shut down due to the pandemic, Jeremy Blowers knew he needed extra precautions to keep his future visitors safe. Located in Oshawa, the Ontario Regiment Museum holds many

Published on: September 8th, 2020 Tom Li

Lenovo’s new laptops have leather

Lenovo launched a new laptop series Aug. 31 , the Yoga 9i, and it comes with leather. The new Yoga series consists of the Yoga Slim 9i (also called the IdeaPad 9i in

Published on: September 2nd, 2020 Tom Li

Rural Ontario could have gigabit internet in as little as three to five years, says EORN

Canadians living in rural eastern Ontario could have access to gigabit internet in as little as three to five years, according to the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN). On Aug. 11, EORN announced

Published on: August 24th, 2020 Tom Li

Distributel is the latest independent internet provider to increase prices

Following TekSavvy and, Distributel became yet another independent internet service provider (ISP) to raise its subscription fees due to uncertainties around the Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission's (CRTC) wholesale pricing. Distributel, which

Published on: August 21st, 2020 Tom Li raises internet prices as CRTC wholesale rate remains in limbo

London, Ontario-based internet provider hiked its internet subscription costs yesterday in response to the recent changes to CRTC's wholesale internet rates. The company increased the cost of its internet packages for new

Published on: August 21st, 2020 Tom Li

Suspended CRTC wholesale internet price gets the nod from Bell, but reseller ISP warns of higher subscription costs

As the CRTC continues its internet wholesale rates review, suspending its proposed 2019 rate has caused one internet reseller to increase its prices. Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (ISED) Navdeep Bains recently

Published on: August 20th, 2020 Tom Li

COVID and staffing pressures forcing healthcare to double down on remote care

The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed healthcare resources to the limits, including the availability of the healthcare staff. In addition, social distancing and self-isolation impede patients visiting their doctors in person. In a time

Published on: August 14th, 2020 Tom Li

NGMN whitepaper offers guidance on 5G sustainability

Next-generation 5G networks are not only set to enable faster speeds but also lower energy consumption, a key point linked to any operation. The Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) alliance, an alliance between

Published on: August 10th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Three big moments in the tech giant antitrust probe

CEOs of four major tech companies stood before U.S. attorney generals from 48 states on Wednesday for a pivotal antitrust probe, so today’s episode is all about trust or the lack of thereof.

Published on: July 31st, 2020 Tom Li

Canadians’ reliance on internet has surged, and Facebook is the most toxic social media platform: CIRA report

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) recently published some data on Canada's internet usage and uncovered changing trends on Canada’s internet usage patterns and people's behaviour when working from home. CIRA tested internet

Published on: July 28th, 2020 Tom Li