Implications of Facebook’s sub-Saharan Internet Project

For most of 2015, Mark Zuckerberg (the CEO of Facebook) has made it known that he wishes to facilitate access to the Internet through a large scope project. This free Internet project would

Published on: October 26th, 2015 Robert Cordray

Digital Privacy Act allows companies to hand over customer information without warrant or consent

Canada's Research Chair of Internet and e-commerce law is concerned that the newly introduced Digital Privacy Act could actually result in the personal information of more Canadians being given away without their consent

Published on: April 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: November 13th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Lower costs a goal of new Montreal Internet Exchange

Canada's third Internet Exchange Point (IXP) will open its doors to member registration May 1 and could help drive down the cost of Internet service in Quebec, according to its organizers. The Montreal

Published on: April 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Law offers Canadian Web site operators inadequate protection against libel claims

Canadian law is sorely lacking when it comes to protecting website operators from claims of libel. The United Kingdom's laws on defamation are very similar those those in Canada. However a recent case

Published on: March 1st, 2013 Monica Goyal

Compromise sought on government Internet surveillance

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is negotiating with the Conservative government on how to satisfy police desire for easier access to Internet subscriber information while maintaining proper judicial oversight, the Globe and Mail

Published on: January 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

TekSavvy rolls out high-speed Internet for SMBs after CRTC ruling

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has launched new DSL service targeting SMBs now that Canada's telecom watchdog has ruled that it and other small ISPs can directly compete with big carriers in the high-speed Internet

Published on: July 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Virgin Media taken offline by Pirate Bay Web attack

Virgin Media suffered a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on its website at the hands of The Pirate Bay supporters yesterday.The Virgin Media website was taken down during the DDoS attack, which

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Anh Nguyen

Lawful access bill could cost $80 million; will ISPs pick up the tab?

Canada's proposed new online surveillance bill could cost $80 million to implement over the next few years, according to one report, and Internet service providers still aren't clear how much of the bill

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Primus expands home phone, Internet service to Western Canada

Primus Canada today announced the expansion of its traditional home phone and high speed Internet services in British Columbia and Alberta.With today's announcement, traditional home phone services are now available at competitive prices

Published on: February 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Rural SMBs get broadband boost with satellite launch

Thousands of Canadian small and medium sized businesses located in broadband-challenged rural areas ware set to get a boost.A U.S.-built satellite launched yesterday afternoon from Kazakhstan will allow a Canada's Xplornet Communications to

Published on: October 20th, 2011 Howard Solomon and Nestor Arellano

All dot-com Web sites get security upgrade with DNSSEC

Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) were switched on for .com domain names late last week, in a final stage of one of the biggest security upgrades the Internet has seen. DNSSEC extends

Published on: April 6th, 2011 Keir Thomas

Rogers admits throttling World of Warcraft gamers

Last February there was a bit of a stir among my Canadian gamer friends when the Canadian Radio-Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved new data caps of a mere 25 GB/month (down from 200 GB/month).

Published on: March 29th, 2011 Peter Smith

Small businesses join revolt over usage-based billing

From music downloads to streaming videos, data backups to online classes and video conferences, usage based billing (UBB) has the potential for skyrocketing the cost of Internet service for individual and business users,

Published on: February 2nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano