CRTC Ruling: Big ISPs Must Share Fibre Networks with Competitors

The CRTC has put forth yet another ruling in favour of the little guys. Starting next year, the country’s largest internet service providers (ISPs) must share their high speed fibre networks with their smaller competitors. The ruling comes more than 6 months after the CRTC held public hearings where they heard from industry players, consumer advocates, municipal […]

Distributel Announces Major Expansion of High Speed Internet Service in Quebec

Distributel has announced an extensive expansion to its high speed internet network in La Belle Province. The service will now be available in an additional 29 cities across Quebec, including Rimouski, Tros-Rivieres, Drummondville and Shawinigan. “Distributel has aggressive plans to expand our cable footprint throughout Canada, and we’re starting in Quebec,” says Matt Stein, CEO of Distributel. “For […]

Crave TV Available to All Canadians Starting January 1st

Bell announced yesterday that begining January 1st, 2016, its CraveTV streaming service will be available to all Canadians across the country. Currently, CraveTV is only available to subscribers of cable TV service with providers such as Bell, Eastlink, SaskTel and Telus. Launched as a competitor to Rogers-Shaw streaming collaboration Shomi (itself positioned as a Netflix […]

Apple Begins Selling Canada’s Ecobee Smart Thermostat in Stores

As of yesterday, Apple has begun selling the Ecobee3 smart thermostat in its stores across North America. The Ecobee3 is Toronto-based company Ecobee’s flagship product and is one of the first Apple Homekit-compatible devices to be sold in Apple stores. The Ecobee is a WiFi-enabled smart thermostat that its makers say detects when you’re inside […]

Telus Raises Device Unlocking Fee Starting July 7th

Come July 7th, expect pay quite a bit more if you want Telus to unlock your device. Mobile Syrup obtained the following statement from a Telus spokesperson confirming the news: “TELUS will be increasing its device unlock fee to $50 effective July 7. We apologize for the inconvenience but made the change because the cost […]

Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6 to be Released July 17 in Canada

Samsung today announced the Canadian release date for the Gear VR Innovator Edition, a virtual reality headset that works in conjunction with its Galaxy S6 smartphone. “We are thrilled to bring our innovative Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 to Canadian consumers,” said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President Mobile Solutions, Samsung Electronics Canada. “The availability of […]

Bell Launches Gigabit Fibe Internet in Toronto

Bell today announced the launch of what it’s calling “North America’s fastest internet” in Toronto. The new Gigabit Fibe service will be rolled out to 1.1 million Toronto homes and businesses, with 50,000 gaining access this summer. The company also indicated that it would be launching the service in other cities across Ontario, Quebec and […]

Mobilicity Accepts $465M Takeover by Rogers

Another one bites the dust. Mobilicity today announced it would accept a $465 million takeover bid by telco giant Rogers. As part of the deal, Rogers will sell off some of Mobilicity’s wireless airwave spectrum to competitor Wind Mobile, a condition the federal government demanded before approving the sale. Mobilicity has around 157,000 customers in […]

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