CRTC Asks Canadians for Help in Measuring Broadband Speeds

CRTC Asks Canadians for Help in Measuring Broadband Speeds

The CRTC has issued a call to Canadians to assist in the testing of broadband internet speeds across the country. Interested parties can volunteer to participate in a project that will measure the performance of internet services offered by 10 different Canadian internet service providers. The results will let Canadians know what kind of speeds they are actually receiving from their ISPs and if those speeds match up with what companies purport to...


LG Debuts Paper-Thin, Stick-to-the-Wall OLED TV

LG Debuts Paper-Thin, Stick-to-the-Wall OLED TV

LG yesterday unveiled a new paper-thin and incredibly light OLED display TV prototype. Could this represent the next great leap in TV technology? Image: LG Display The OLED panel is a good size at 55-inches, but the most surprising thing is that it’s only 0.97mm thick and weighs just 4.2 pounds. Did we mention that it’s also essentially a ‘peel and stick’ television? The TV sticks to the wall with a magnetic mat, meaning you could potentially...


Canadian Telcos Lose Court Appeal Over CRTC Wireless Code

Canadian Telcos Lose Court Appeal Over CRTC Wireless Code

In news that’s sure to please Canadians everywhere (particularly those of us still trapped in 3-year contracts with our wireless providers), the country’s most powerful telecomm companies have lost their court appeal over the final implementation date of the CRTC’s national wireless code. The code, which came into effect in December 2013, states that wireless providers must spread out the cost of phone subsidies over no more than a 2-year period....


Apple Reveals New MacBook Pro, iMac

Apple Reveals New MacBook Pro, iMac

Apple today announced an updated MacBook Pro and iMac, as well as a lower price for its highest end Mac. The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro will feature the new Force Touch trackpad as well as faster flash storage and increased battery life. Canadian pricing starts at $2449 for the 2.2 GHz model, while the 2.5 GHz model will set you back $3049. The new 27-inch iMac Retina 5K display desktop has a higher screen resolution at 5120 x2880, 67 percent more...


Consumers Invited to Comment on Canadian TV Code

Consumers Invited to Comment on Canadian TV Code

The CRTC announced today that it is opening its on-line discussion forum to gather comments related to the recent draft of a proposed TV Code for Canadians. The proposed code would act as a code of conduct for television service providers in Canada. On March 26th, 2015, a draft version of the TV code was published by the CRTC. The discussion forum is now open until May 25th, 2015 for Canadians to comment on the draft TV Code, on-line.   Feedback...


BlackBerry Leap Launches in Canada

BlackBerry Leap Launches in Canada

The BlackBerry Leap launched in Canada today, BlackBerry’s first touch screen phone since it launched the Z30 almost two years ago. The absence of the famous physical keyboard has the phone aimed at “young career builders”, according to the company. The new Smartphone is being offered as a cheaper alternative to consumers who want a touch screen but don’t want to pay the higher price of a Samsung Galaxy device or an iPhone. The...


Fido Gears up for ‘Bestival': Free Concerts for Customers

Fido Gears up for ‘Bestival': Free Concerts for Customers

Fido is gearing up this week for the ‘Road to Bestival’ tour, the eclectic, award-winning music festival for its customers, headlined by Florence + the Machine and Nas. The cell phone provider is bringing five free concerts to Fido customers across Canada from May 17th to May 30th, hitting up Edmonton, Montreal, Halifax, Vancouver and Ottawa. The line-up includes: May 17:  The Starlite Room, Edmonton with Hunter Siegel/Smalltown DJs May...


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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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