Wish You Could Open Your Door Without a Key? Telus Fibre Optics Brings High Tech Future Homes to Calgary

Telus and technology leaders Samsung, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent, have made a model smarthome available for touring in Calgary.

Telus To Expand Fiber-Optic Internet in Vancouver

Telus Corp. announced last week that it plans to spend $1-billion in fiber-optic expansion in Vancouver.

SaskTel Launches New Fibre Optic Network, infiNET

SaskTel just launched infiNET, a new fibre optic network capable of blazing download speeds of up to 200 Mbps. The FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) service launch, which took place on August 9th, is part of a seven-year $670 million dollar investment to deploy fibre directly to homes and upgrading the broadband network in the […]

Bell Aliant Connecting Corner Brook, NL to FibreOP Network

Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) announced it will invest $4.1 million to connect Corner Brook, NL to its FibreOP network. This means that the fibre-to-the home (FTTH) service will now reach more than 10,000 homes and businesses in the area. Andre LeBlanc, VP Residential Services, Bell Aliant adds: “We are excited to continue our expansion in […]

IPTV in Canada: An update

In 2005, cable companies began offering cable telephony , also known as VoIP or digital phone service, to its customers for the first time. Since that time, the big four cable companies – Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw, and Videotron have taken more than 386 million landline phone customers away from the big Canadian telephone companies.

To offset losses in telecommunications, Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, MTS, Sasktel, Tbaytel, and Telus have decided to take on the cable companies by offering cable customers IPTV or Internet Protocol television, a technology that enables telephone companies (Telcos) to deliver television programming through phones lines.

Myth: Bell Fibe TV is Fibre to the Home

In my mailbox this week, I received an offer from Bell Canada which offered the Digital Home Bell Fibe TV for a discounted rate.

In a glossy brochure that accompanied the offer Bell Canada stated that Bell Feb TV was “a new TV service delivered through our new state-of-the-art fibre optic network.”

Fibre to the Home: The future of Internet Connectivity

An overview of what Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) is and its penetration in Canada in 2011.