Residents in many rural areas of Canada previously denied of 4G commercial broadband services, now have access thanks to the EchoStar XVII satellite. Xplornet Communications said EchoStar XVII, a new 4G broadband satellite, has passed all tests and has been cleared for commercial service. Residents in several rural and remote regions of British Columbia, Manitoba, [...]
Bell has introduced its Fibe TV service to Quebec City with high-speed fibre optic technology available directly to residences and businesses beginning March 12th. The $220 million investment is the largest ‘fibre to the home’ network rollout of its kind in Canada, supporting enhanced competition and choice in Québec with the latest broadband TV, Internet and Home [...]
As reported on Digital Home in early December, Shaw Communications has begun consumer trials of its broadband wireless network using WiFi technology in Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton.
In order to improve the quality of its new service, Shaw is asking Digital Forum members to try out the new service and then to complete a short survey about their experience.
Shaw Communications today announced it has begun consumer trials of its broadband wireless network using WiFi technology.
The company says Shaw High Speed Internet customers can trial the service at a limited number of locations, including malls, restaurants and fitness facilities, in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.
New Brunswick’s Xplornet Communications Inc. announced today that the launch the Viasat-1 satellite has been set for this Wednesday October 19th at 2:48pm EST.
Calling it North America’s first 4G broadband satellite, Xplornet says Viasat will enable the company to expand and improve its high speed internet service offerings in rural and remote areas of Canada.
In 2008, Shaw spent $190 million for wireless spectrum in Western Canada. The company’s goal at the time was to offer its more than two million customers in the west the quadruple play of services – Internet, wireline phone, TV and wireless.
Now, after a strategic review of the wireless marketplace, Shaw Communications has announced that it is no longer economically viable to build a wireless network.
The adoption of broadband internet access slowed dramatically in the United States over the last year according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
The researchers found that two-thirds of American adults (66%) now have a broadband internet connection at home, a figure that is little changed from the 63% with a high-speed home connection at a similar point in 2009.
In 2009, four out of five (80%) Canadians aged 16 and older or 21.7 million people logged onto the Internet for personal reasons, up from 73% in 2007, according to Industry Canada’s 2009 Canadian Internet Use Survey.
The survey, which was conducted in November of 2009, asked more than 23,000 Canadians aged 16 years and over about their Internet use, including shopping, for the previous 12 months.