Internet

Teksavvy and Others Say Ottawa’s Decision on Internet Rates is ‘Anti-Consumer’

TekSavvy, Distributel, and other independent internet service providers (ISPs) are criticizing a Thursday decision by the federal Cabinet to endorse the higher wholesale internet prices set by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) last year. The federal Cabinet has proposed a new policy direction designed that, if adopted, may prompt the CRTC to promote...

Feds Blasted for Keeping Public Feedback Secret Related to Online Harm Bill

According to the CBC News, social groups, businesses, and individuals who responded to the federal government's call for feedback on its proposed online harms legislation are not happy with the government's decision to not make the consultation documents public. The Liberal government's online harms bill seeks to increase the regulation and moderation of harmful material posted...

Trudeau Government Budget Plans for Nationwide High-Speed Internet by 2030: Report

The federal government is set to unveil its budget tomorrow, and according to CBC News, the Trudeau government will announce its intentions to bring high-speed internet across Canada by 2030, as per unnamed sources: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government will roll out a multi-year plan in the federal budget to give all Canadians access to high-speed...

Feds Announce ‘Connecting Families’ Program: $10 Internet for Low-Income Families

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister, Navdeep Bains, announced at the close of the Canadian Telecom Summit, a new government program to assist low-income families. Called the Connecting Families initiative, the program will over $10 per month broadband Internet to eligible low-income families, starting this year. The government will invest $13.2 million over five years,...

Prime Minister Trudeau Rejects 5% ‘Netflix’ Tax on Broadband Internet Services

The Canadian Heritage committee suggested a new 5% tax on broadband internet services such as Netflix yesterday, intended to help boost the struggling media sector. However, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Heritage Minister Melanie Joly dismissed the idea today. Speaking at an event in Montreal, Trudeau said "We respect the independence of committees and Parliament and the...

Bell Canada to Launch New Internet Streaming Service

According to a new report from TheStar, Bell Canada will launch a new streaming service to attract customers who prefer watching videos over the internet instead of traditional TV service. CEO George Cope said the company will announce its plans within the next four to six weeks. The company is trying to combat the trend...

Study Claims Canada has the Most Affordable Internet in the World

A new study, titled 'The Inclusive Internet,' was released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) early this morning. The study measured prices and the competitive environment for both wireless and wired broadband services all around the world. The report found that Canada topped the United States, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and 70 other countries. This...