Telus and Quebec government announce $30 million internet expansion project

Telus and the Quebec government announced a joint $30 million investment to expand high-speed internet access for residents in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. With this new investment unveiled on April 14, Telus says 22,000

Published on: April 15th, 2021 Tom Li

New internet project approved for rural Newfoundland and Labrador

Residents in some rural Newfoundland and Labrador will soon have access to faster internet thanks to a new CA$1.379 million collaboration between the federal government and Bell Canada announced today. Come November, 1,184

Published on: April 10th, 2021 Tom Li

Government funded high-speed internet coming to rural Niagara region

More than 300 rural Niagara households will soon have access to better internet thanks to three new projects funded through the Universal Broadband Fund’s Rapid Response stream. Announced on Feb. 8 by Minister

Published on: February 8th, 2021 Tom Li

Canada to spend $750 million on developing network infrastructure

The Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has raised the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) to $1.75 billion, up from the $1 billion announced last year. The increased funding announced yesterday, according to

Published on: November 10th, 2020 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

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

TekSavvy hikes prices for all residential internet subscribers, and says it may need to do it again

The dramatic surge in internet usage amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspended CRTC wholesale pricing are making life difficult for smaller internet service providers (ISP), causing at least one to increase its

Published on: March 30th, 2020 Tom Li

Telus says it’s providing free high-speed internet to low-income families for 60 days in response to COVID-29

Telus is extending its support for low-income families by waiving all fees for its Internet for Good program for two months, the company announced today.  This means customers enrolled in the program will

Published on: March 27th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

TekSavvy partners with Ericsson to upgrade broadband for over 30,000 households in southwestern Ontario

TekSavvy Solutions announced today that it has chosen Ericsson to upgrade TekSavvy’s existing fixed wireless access (FWA) services and network in rural southwestern Ontario. The modernization of the existing FWA infrastructure is expected

Published on: February 20th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Bell petition to cabinet: cheaper wholesale internet ‘yield no real benefits for Canadians’

Bell Canada has filed a petition to the cabinet in its latest effort to overturn the new internet wholesale rates set by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The petition called for

Published on: November 15th, 2019 Tom Li

CIRA calls for federal parties to support an open Canadian Internet

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the non-profit organization that oversees all .ca domain names, published its new vision for the future internet in Canada. “We believe strongly that the future of the

Published on: September 20th, 2019 Tom Li

CIRA announces $1.25M in funding for Canadian internet projects

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced the 21 projects that will be receiving funding from its Community Investment Program; totaling $1.25 million in funding. CIRA, a not-for-profit whose mission is to manage

Published on: June 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Waterloo cloud management company wins Emmy Award for Tech and Engineering

Waterloo cloud management company Dejero has been given the Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for 'excellence in engineering creativity.' Dejero, which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, announced that it received the

Published on: November 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Deloitte: 25 per cent of Canadians will get internet from cellular mobile networks this year

It doesn’t take long to reach an internet blackzone in Ontario, which is why more and more Canadians will get their home data access from cellular mobile networks in 2018, according to Deloitte Canada.

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Alex Coop