Bell still fastest ISP in Canada; Rogers makes huge gains, says Netflix

by Christina Peden Bell is still on top when it comes to ISP speeds, but Rogers is certainly gaining on them, at least according Netflix Canada’s monthly ISP rankings. Bell`s fiber optic service offers speeds of 3.29 Mbps. The rankings, which were released earlier this week, also show Telus in dead last amongst Canada’s major [...]

Rogers announces fewer blackouts on NHL GameCentre streaming service

by Christina Peden Rogers had hockey legend Mark Messier on hand this morning at a press conference in Toronto to unveil some major upgrades to their NHL GameCentre Live streaming service for the upcoming 2014/2015 season. Rogers is promising to bring over 50 per cent more games to Canadian hockey fans this season, including over [...]

Rogers and Shaw to launch Netflix competitor Shomi

by Christina Peden Rogers and Shaw announced a new joint venture this week in a bid to compete with popular streaming service Netflix. Shomi, a new video-on-demand service, is set to launch Canada-wide in the first week of November with a subscription price of $8.99, putting it in line with Netflix in terms of cost. [...]

Rogers and Fido launch Device Tune-Up

Rogers and Fido today announced the launch of a new program dubbed “Device Tune-Up”. The free, in-store service will be available Canada-wide and uses diagnostic tools to help reps solve customers’ smartphone issues on the spot. The program is expected to save customers time and money. Plus, they won’t have to part with their phone. [...]

LG G3 now available at Rogers, Bell, MTS and Videotron

Last month, we reported that the LG G3 would be available in Canada come August. Well, August is here and so is the G3! The G3 features a 5.5” Quad HD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, showcasing detail and clarity at 538 pixels per inch. It’s also stacked with 13 MP camera with Laser [...]

Rogers called out by CRTC for “unjust discrimination” in roaming agreements

by Christina Peden The CRTC says they have found “clear instances of unjust discrimination” by Rogers after holding formal public proceedings to determine if certain wireless companies were employing discriminatory tactics in their roaming agreements with smaller competitors. The findings indicate that Rogers imposed ‘exclusivity clauses’ on smaller wireless carriers that prohibited them from using [...]

Rogers cuts hundreds of jobs as part of drastic restructuring plan

by Christina Peden Rogers confirmed yesterday that they have cut “several hundred” middle managements jobs across Canada, along with 15% of executive positions at the vice president level and above. Rogers CEO Guy Laurence in May announced a new plan for the company, dubbed Rogers 3.0, in a bid to overhaul the customer service process [...]

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. [...]

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