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Bell Gets $939,000 from Feds to Improve Mobile Connectivity in Rural Quebec

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada announced on Thursday it will be improving “mobile connectivity” in rural Quebec, with a nearly $1 million investment. Up to $939,035 in federal funding will be provided to Bell to improve mobile connectivity in the First Nations community of Les Atikamekw de Manawan, says ISED. The federal government says […]

Telus to Expand PureFibre and 5G Networks to Mékinac and Les Chenaux

Telus announced on Monday it will be investing $9 million to expand its PureFibre internet to Mékinac and Les Chenaux Regional County Municipalities (RCM) in Quebec. Batiscan, Hérouxville, Saint-Adelphe and Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan will get PureFibre and 5G wireless in 2022, while a new 5G wireless site will be installed in Saint-Adelphe. "Ninety-nine per cent of families...

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...

Telus to Invest $28 Million to Expand PureFibre and 5G in Quebec

Telus announced on Thursday it will further expand its PureFibre and 5G networks in Quebec, with an investment of $28 million. The telecom said it will invest $8 million in the North Shore region this year, bringing connectivity to Innu community of Ekuanitshit and the municipalities of Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan and Port-Menier. This investment comes alongside the...

Quebec Picks SpaceX Starlink Internet for Over 10,000 Rural Homes

Quebec announced on Monday it will invest $50 million CAD to leverage SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet for hard-to-reach rural homes. The province called the solution “the most advanced”, saying it was the “only solution” to deploy high speed internet to rural homes, reports CTV News (via Tesla North). Gilles Belanger, the parliamentary assistant to the premier...

Bell Acquires Quebec’s Largest Independent Internet Provider EBOX

Bell announced on Thursday it has acquired the largest independent internet provider in Quebec, EBOX. Longueuil-based EBOX offers internet, telephone and TV to customers in Quebec and parts of Ontario. Bell says it will "maintain the EBOX brand and operations,” with existing residential and business customers remaining in place. Bell said in a press release...

Feds, Quebec to Spend $536,000 to Bring High Speed Internet to Venise-en-Québec

The federal government and the province of Quebec announced on Monday a joint investment of over $536,000 will bring high-speed internet to the municipality of Venise-en-Québec, in the Montérégie region. IHR Télécom will offer high speed internet services by September 2022, with a total of 1,200 homes gaining access. The non-profit organization is located in...

Quebec Releases New Vaccine QR Code, Supports Apple Wallet and Health App

Quebec has released a new vaccine QR code that now natively supports Apple’s Wallet and Health app, if you’re running iOS 15.1 beta. Currently, iOS 15.1 is slated to release next week, but it’s currently available to developers and public beta testers only. But once iOS 15.1 is released by Apple, you’ll be able to...

Rogers Expands 5G Network to 11 New Areas in Quebec

Rogers announced on Tuesday it has expanded its 5G network in Quebec, reaching 11 new cities and towns, as listed below: Beaconsfield Boucherville Brossard Dorval Drummondville Longueuil Mascouche Mont Tremblant Saint-Constant Saint-Lambert Terrebonne “As the first carrier to bring 5G to the province, we’re proud to continue to expand our wireless network to reach even...

Primus Expands Internet Speeds and Coverage in Quebec

Distributel-owned Primus Communications announced on Thursday it has expanded its internet speeds and service area in Quebec. Primus has expanded coverage to an extra 71% of the province, while internet speeds of up to 400 Mbps are now available. "We always aim to do what's right for our customers and meet their growing needs. Offering...

How to Add your Quebec Vaccine QR Code to iPhone’s Wallet App

If you’re trying to find a quick and easy way to show your Quebec vaccination QR code, a website that is a fork of website 'CovidPass' will let you add it to the Wallet app on your iPhone. According to iPhone in Canada reader Wajdi based in Quebec, this CovidPass website is made for California...

Download: Quebec Vaccine Passport App for Android Smartphones

Ahead of Quebec’s vaccine passport plans set to kick in on September 1, 2021, the province has released its vaccine passport app for Android smartphones. VaxiCode for Android hit the Google Play Store yesterday and is now available for download, joining the iOS version made available for iPhone users last week. The app allows Quebec...