CRTC Asks Canadians for Help in Measuring Broadband Speeds

The CRTC has issued a call to Canadians to assist in the testing of broadband internet speeds across the country. Interested parties can volunteer to participate in a project that will measure the performance of internet services offered by 10 different Canadian internet service providers. The results will let Canadians know what kind of speeds […]

Canadian Telcos Lose Court Appeal Over CRTC Wireless Code

In news that’s sure to please Canadians everywhere (particularly those of us still trapped in 3-year contracts with our wireless providers), the country’s most powerful telecomm companies have lost their court appeal over the final implementation date of the CRTC’s national wireless code. The code, which came into effect in December 2013, states that wireless […]

Wind Mobile now offering 6 months free service to Mobilicity customers

Wind Mobile is offering an unprecedented deal to Mobilicity customers from now until January 26th: 6 months of free service, along with a free SIM card. The free plan also includes unlimited talk, data and text. Mobile Syrup speculates that this is all part of Wind’s master plan to buy out Mobilicity ahead of the […]

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 […]

WIND Mobile founder partners with equity firm to buyout Vimpelcom’s remaining shares

by Christina Peden Wind Mobile founder Tony Lacavera has announced a new partnership with Canadian private equity firm West Face Capital and other investors to buy out VimpelCom’s majority share in the company. VimpleCom, a Dutch-Russian owner tech conglomerate, has been trying to offload its Wind shares since acquiring Egyptian-owned Orascom, which financed Wind prior […]

Bell announces major upgrades to 4G wireless network

Bell today announced an up to 45% speed increase on its existing 4G LTE network. Download speeds on the company’s LTE network have increased from 75 Mbps to 110 Mbps. The telco giant also claims speeds of up to 150 Mbps will be available in some locations. Bell previously announced plans to expand its 4G […]

Wifi comes to public transit in Vancouver and Toronto

Live or work in Vancouver or Toronto? You may just have some new options for free wifi on the go. In Vancouver, TransLink has just added wifi to three buses as part of an advertising agreement with Telus. The buses will operate on the 351 White Rock-Richmond route, the 555 express at Braid-Carvolth route, and […]

CRTC takes telcos to task over paper billing fees

by Christina Peden The CRTC is challenging Canadian telecommunications companies over their choice to charge customers additional fees for paper bills. The governmental body plans to host a meeting with telecommunications and broadcast companies to discuss its concerns regarding the fees. The CRTC conducted a fact-finding mission to delve into the issues surrounding paper billing […]

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