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 [...]

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 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.

Plan for Canada’s digital future unveiled

The new Digital Canada 150 plan was revealed this week by the Canadian Government outlining its initiatives for the country’s digital future. Visit DigitalHome.ca for more!

Central Ontario municipalities offered 1GB Internet service

The Muskoka-Almaguin municipalities will be the first in Ontario to access the 1GB Internet service when Lakeland Networks rolls out the service in April.

Cisco to open global innovation hub in Toronto

Toronto has been chosen as one of four cities across the world to host a new global innovation hub by Cisco Systems Inc. The Canadian city will stand as the company’s North American hub and it joins Songdo, South Korea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and an unnamed German city as the sites of Cisco’s “Internet [...]

Bell acquires nationwide 700 MHz wireless spectrum

Bell has announced its acquisition of 700 MHz spectrum assets in every provincial and territorial market in Industry Canada’s competitive spectrum auction.

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