alberta

Feds to Spend $500K to Expand High-Speed Internet to West Bragg Creek

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada announced on Monday it will invest close to $500,000 to bring high-speed internet to 280 homes in West Bragg Creek, Alberta. The money will come from the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) and is part of a previous March announcement this year, when Alberta and the federal government said they...

Telus PureFibre Coming to Quebec’s Granit Region and Wood Buffalo, Alberta

Telus announced on Thursday it will invest $14 million to expand its PureFibre network to Quebec’s Granit Region, offering high-speed internet in Frontenac, Lac-Mégantic and Sainte-Cécile-de-Whitton, and select homes on the fringes of Audet and Lac-Drolet. The investment is coupled with over $5 million from joint federal and provincial funding as part of Operation High...

Alberta’s New 368 Area Code Rolls Out on Saturday

Alberta is set to launch a new area code on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The area code 368 will join existing area codes of 403, 587, 780 and 825. According to the Telecommunications Alliance on Thursday, the new 368 area code is in response to the increasing demand for phone numbers in the region. The new...

Xplornet to Bring High Speed Internet to Sundre, Alberta

Xplornet announced on Wednesday it will be expanding high-speed internet to over 1,300 homes and businesses in Sundre, Alberta. The project will be funded by Xplornet and also partially through the federal government’s Rapid Response Stream of the Universal Broadband Fund. "We're proud to continue investing in the province and to work with the Government of...

Alberta RCMP Launches Mobile App for Non-Emergency Reporting

The Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has launched a new app that makes it easier for Albertans to report non-urgent crimes and incidents directly from their smartphone. The app is free to download from the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android and also features news releases, detachment locations, and crime maps/statistics....

Telus Brings 5G Connectivity to Drumheller, Alberta

Telus Communications Inc.'s 5G network is now available in Drumheller, Alberta, the telecom operator announced in a recent press release. The advancement was facilitated by the company's planned $14.5 billion investment in infrastructure and operations in Alberta through 2024. Drumheller is a town northeast of Calgary, in the province of Alberta, known for its dinosaur...

How to: Add Alberta COVID-19 Vaccine QR Code to iPhone and Android

Starting today, November 15, 2021, Alberta is now requiring a vaccine record with a QR code, as proof of vaccination when entering businesses and venues that are implementing its Restrictions Exemption Program (REP). One of the following will be required to enter businesses and venues that are participating in the REP: Alberta vaccine record with...

Vidéotron in Alberta Means Lower Prices, More Competition: CEO

Pierre Karl Peladeau, CEO of Québecor, the parent company of Montreal-based Vidéotron, believes the telecom operator's expansion into Alberta will benefit the province in more ways than one — reports The Calgary Herald. Vidéotron has always been a champion of competition in the Canadian telecom industry, but its reach was previously limited mainly to Quebec. That...

Alberta Updates Vaccine QR Codes to Support Apple Wallet on iPhone

Last week, the province of Alberta updated its vaccination QR codes to now support the Apple Health and Wallet apps on iPhone, running iOS 15.1. If you previously generated a vaccination QR code, you’ll need to delete your existing one in the Health app, then get the newest code from the Alberta government’s website. If...

Telus PureFibre Network Coming to Spruce Grove with $54 Million Investment

Telus has announced it will be expanding its PureFibre internet network to Spruce Grove, Alberta, as part of a $54 million investment with the city. The City of Spruce Grove will contribute $4.25 million to connect commercial and industrial areas, while Telus will invest $50 million to bring PureFibre to over 90% of homes and...