Telus Expands Free WiFi Across BC, Alberta

Telus has announced that it will be rolling out free public WiFi at more than 8,000 hotspots across BC and Alberta. The WiFi will be open to everyone, not just Telus customers, though Telus smartphones will automatically establish a connection with the #TELUSdirect network when they are in range. Non-Telus users can connect to the […]

Primus Canada expands VoIP service area

Primus Canada today announced a major expansion of its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone services.

The company says its VoIP services are now available in an additional 240 exchanges across Canada, specifically in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

Alberta’s Distracted Driving Legislation goes into effect September 1st

Alberta’s Distracted Driving Legislation (Bill 16) which resticts the use of hand-held communication and entertainment devices will come into effect September 1, 2011.

Similar to legislation in effect in most Canadian provinces, the new law will make it illegal for drivers on all roads in both urban and rural areas of the province to text, type, dial or email using hand-held devices while operating a vehicle.

High Fidelity HD Channels come to Optik TV

Four high definition channels from High Fidelity HDTV are now available on optik TV, Telus’ Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service in B.C. and Alberta.

The new channels, which can be found on channel on 643 through 646, are Oasis HD, Treasure HD, RadX and Treasure HD.

Telus TV rebranded Optik TV

Telus today announced that its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service in B.C. and Alberta, previously known as Telus TV, will now be known as Optik TV.

The company’s IPTV offerings are similar to digital cable or satellite television except that tv signals are distributed to viewers using a high speed internet connection over phone lines rather than through a cable or satellite connection.

Telus will spend $650 million in Alberta to expand service

Telus says it will spend $650 million in Alberta this year in an effort to upgrade and expand its wireline and wireless broadband services in that province.

Persona boosts internet speeds in Alberta

Persona, providers of Digital Cable and high spped internet service in parts of B.C., Alberta and Manitoba, has announced the launch of higher speed internet service in 27 Alberta communities.

The High Speed Extreme 15 service features upload speeds of up to 1 Mbps and download speeds of up to 15 Mbps.