YouTube Allegedly in Plans to Offer Skinny Bundles for its Forthcoming ‘Unplugged’ Paid Subscription Service

YouTube Allegedly in Plans to Offer Skinny Bundles for its Forthcoming ‘Unplugged’ Paid Subscription Service

According to Finacialpost.com, YouTube is working to secure the rights for content from companies like Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal, Viacom Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. and CBS Corp., in order to launch a paid subscription TV service called Unplugged as early as 2017. Last fall, YouTube launched its first paid subscription service, Red. Unplugged would increase the site’s non-advertising revenue while bringing more premium content to viewers. While...


Study Says New Brunswick has the Fastest Download Speeds in Canada and the Yukon, the Slowest

Study Says New Brunswick has the Fastest Download Speeds in Canada and the Yukon, the Slowest

Feel like your relative’s Internet is way faster than yours, every time you visit? It probably is. A new study conducted by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has found that Internet speeds vary widely across Canada. New Brunswick takes the cake in Canada as the province with the fastest Internet speeds in the country, with average download speeds of around 27 Mbps, and our poor suffering Yukonites have to fare with download...


Telus to Spend $275 Million in Infrastructure Upgrades in Edmonton in 2016

Telus to Spend $275 Million in Infrastructure Upgrades in Edmonton in 2016

Today, Telus announced that the company will invest $275 million in new infrastructure and facilities in Edmonton this year. The new funds will increase wireless capacity to meet growing demand and improve the reach, speed and capacity of TELUS’ high-speed Internet in the area, and boost business for Telus. By the end of 2019, TELUS says they will have invested $46 billion in Alberta since the year 2000. It’s all part of an increase in spending...


BCE to Acquire Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. for $3.9 Billion-Bell Promises to Bring Faster Service to All Manitoban Subscribers

BCE to Acquire Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. for $3.9 Billion-Bell Promises to Bring Faster Service to All Manitoban Subscribers

Today, Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS) was acquired by the Bell group of companies in a transaction valued at approximately $3.9 billion. MTS has a long history going all the way back to 1908, as the descendant company of Manitoba Government Telephones, and this is not the first time the province’s telephone system has linked ties with Bell. Manitoba Government Telephones first went into operation after the government of Manitoba bought...


shomi to Launch Next Tuesday on Xbox One

shomi to Launch Next Tuesday on Xbox One

Canadians will soon be able to watch shomi content on Xbox One . According to shomi, on Tuesday, May 3, members can start thinking “inside the box” when the subscription video on demand service launches on Xbox One. Shomi members will be able to use the Xbox Live network on Xbox One to watch shows and movies, kids and family content, and shomi Collections. Xbox One owners will also be able to stream exclusive and buzz-worthy series, like Mr....


Wind Mobile Completes Second Major Network Upgrade In Calgary

Wind Mobile Completes Second Major Network Upgrade In Calgary

WIND Mobile customers in the Calgary area are now enjoying better network coverage, faster data speeds and improved call quality following the completion of a major network infrastructure upgrade. “We are really pleased to have completed the second Western market in our continuing network upgrade journey. It is so exciting to hear customers tell us that they are experiencing a noticeable improvement in their service,” said Alek Krstajic, President...


YouTube Space Toronto Opens its Doors to Content Creators, Offering Free Equipment and Studios

YouTube Space Toronto Opens its Doors to Content Creators, Offering Free Equipment and Studios

YouTube has special spaces around the world in nine cities dedicated to providing video creators with equipment, mentorship and classes, and Toronto just joined the list. YouTube Space Toronto, the only of its kind in Canada, opens this Wednesday on the campus of the George Brown College School of Design at 230 Richmond Street East. The Google-sponsored space hosts events that are free but often require creators to have a minimum number of subscribers...


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Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

During the course of this summer, Fido customers will start being able to access LTE throughout Canada. This will begin in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, St.John’s, and their surrounding areas.. By the end of 2012 it should also include Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria. It looks like at launch Fido will be offering an LTE Hotspot device, with LTE compatible smartphones launching later in the year. “We are thrilled to offer the benefits of LTE network technology to Fido customers this year,” said Steven Sarfin, senior director of marketing, Fido Solutions. “Our focus at Fido has always been on providing the best value to our customers. With data plans starting from $10/month, affordable LTE service is a perfect complement to the exclusive FidoADVANTAGE programs like FidoTRADE™,...


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