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Feds Announce New Telecom Decisions to Prioritize ‘Consumer Interests’ for Lower Bills

François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced on Thursday the federal government will pursue a new policy direction of putting “consumer interests” first when it comes to telecom decisions. “Access to affordable and reliable Internet and wireless services is critical in today’s society and economy. This is why our government is making every...

Ottawa to Invest $5.3 Million to Bring High Speed Internet to 1,662 Homes in Ontario

The federal government announced on Tuesday it will be investing over $5.3 million to bring high speed internet to 1,662 rural homes in Ontario ($3,188/home). The contracts will be for Bell Canada, Golden Rural High Speed and HuronTel to deliver high speed internet to Alberton, Bogies Beach, Burnt River, Caledon Village, Glen Orchard, Jerseyville, Juddhaven,...

Ottawa to Invest $5 Million to Bring High Speed Internet to 3,300 Rural Homes in B.C.

The federal government announced on Thursday it is investing over $5 million to expand high speed internet to 3,300 rural homes in British Columbia ($1,515/home). The internet will be built out by ispeed Communications, Swift Internet and Telus, to the following communities: ispeed Communications: Coldstream, Deep Creek, Grindrod, Hullcar, Okanagan and Spallumcheen (Splatsin) Swift Internet:...

‘Freedom Convoy’ Donor Names from GiveSendGo Leaked by Hackers

Hackers have knocked the fundraising site GiveSendGo offline in an attack targeting a campaign that raised at least $8.6 million to support the "freedom convoy" demonstrations in Ottawa. The Christian crowdfunding site that helped raise $8.7 million for the anti-vax "freedom convoy" in Canada was hacked on Sunday night, and the names and personal details...

Feds, Bell to Spend $670,000 to Bring High Speed Internet to 310 Homes in Ontario

The federal government announced on Tuesday it will be funding $123,400 towards two high-speed internet projects for rural Ontario. The Universal Broadband Fund's (UBF) Rapid Response Stream will spend $39,400 in Flamborough and $84,000 in Limehouse, with Bell Canada set to perform the installation. Bell will contribute an additional $546,700 for the project’s fibre home internet rollout....

Apple Watch Safety Feature Saves 85-Year-Old Ottawa Man After Hard Fall

[caption id="attachment_365185" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Image: Apple Support[/caption] When an 85-year-old Ottawa resident living alone sustained a hard fall that left him unresponsive on November 28 at 8:45 p.m., the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) was able to immediately respond to the situation, and potentially save his life thanks to his Apple Watch's fall detection feature triggering...

Rogers to Expand Fibre Network in Ottawa with $188 Million Investment

Rogers said on Thursday it plans to invest $188 million to expand its fibre broadband network to over 24,000 homes and businesses in Ottawa, Clarence-Rockland, North Grenville and Carleton Place. “Access to reliable, high-speed internet is key to unlocking the full potential of communities and that is why Rogers is investing to expand our fibre...

Canada Touts Wireless Prices Have Dropped for 2 to 6GB Data Plans

Last year Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) started tracking the prices of mid-range data plans in Canada, to ensure incumbents such as Rogers, Telus and Bell lower their prices. On Friday, ISED provided an update on their price tracker that is following 2 to 6GB data plans in Canada. The government says it wants...

Telus and Partners Launch 5G Innovation Zone in Ottawa

Telus, the Kanata North Business Association (KNBA) and CENGN Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), announced a new 5G Innovation Zone in Hub350 on Wednesday, with the latter part of the Kanata North Technology Park in Ottawa, Ontario. The new 5G Innovation Hub will "leverage emerging technology advancements including edge computing, network slicing, and...