CRTC kicks off hearings on high-speed internet cost, access

The CRTC today kicked off hearings that could determine the future of internet service in Canada. The purpose of the hearings is to determine how much access small internet service providers should have to high-speed service across the country. A few years ago, the regulatory body introduced rules that forced the large telcos to share [...]

Geek Squad unveils ClearPlex screen protection partnership

by Christina Peden Ever dropped your smartphone or tablet and gotten a nasty crack in the screen? Don’t you wish there was some way you could have prevented it? Well, your wish is Geek Squad’s command. Geek Squad today announced that it will be joining forces with Clearplex, a company that makes invisible touch screen [...]

Geek Squad hits Future Shop August 1st

Canadians will now have access to the Geek Squad at 135 Future Shop stores across the country. Customers will also be able to book services online at FutureShop.ca. Previously only available through Best Buy, the technology troubleshooting experts will grow to 1,400 strong through the partnership with Future Shop. In addition to technical services, Future [...]

Government launches program to bring high-speed internet to 280,000 more Canadian households

by Christina Peden Industry Canada has announced a plan to bring high-speed internet to 280,000 Canadian households currently without internet or with slower access. The program, dubbed Connecting Canadians, will extend access to broadband internet at speeds of at least 5 Mbps to 98 percent of Canadian households, particularly under-served rural and remote communities. The [...]

Bell still first in Netflix ISP speed rankings

by Christina Peden Bell once again offers the fastest internet speed in the country on its fiber optic network, according to Netflix. The online streaming service yesterday released its ISP Speed Index for the month of May. April’s results caused quite a stir as communications giant Rogers came in dead last among 14 Canadian ISPs. [...]

Bell launches new ‘Home Hub’ for Fibe customers

Bell announced today the launch of Home Hub, a new modem and WiFi router combination designed exclusively for Bell Fibe customers. The company is promising WiFi speeds up to 3 times faster than most residential routers, as the device features the latest 802.11ac wireless standard. “As we continue the rapid rollout of the world-leading Fibe [...]

Oculus Rift hits Canada at Game of Thrones Exhibition

by Christina Peden The general public has a chance to test out the Oculus Rift at the Game of Thrones exhibition currently taking place at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox. Visitors to the exhibit can take part in an immersive virtual reality experience called “Ascend the Wall” while wearing the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset [...]

Bell fastest ISP in Canada; Rogers slowest: Netflix

Bell offers customers the fastest internet speeds in the country, while Rogers is dead last, according to ISP rankings released today by Netflix.

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