Facebook’s Unmanned Solar Powered Aircraft Aquila Takes Its First Test Flight

Facebook’s unmanned solar powered aircraft named Aquila has taken its first full test flight.

SaskTel Widens High Speed Internet Access In Rural Areas

SaskTel has widened their high speed Internet access area, to include 8 more rural communities and increased access in 19 additional areas.

Facebook Drone to Bring Internet to Remote Locations Across Earth

Facebook is to begin test flights later this year for a solar powered drone that will bring Internet to remote locations throughout the world.

CRTC Releases Three-Year Access Plan 2015-2018

Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published its Three-Year Plan, setting out the key activities it intends to undertake from 2015 to 2018 in order to ensure that Canadians have access to a “world-class communication system”.

TeraGo Networks Extends Broadband Services to Burlington, ON

TeraGo Networks (TSX:TGO) has expanded to Burlington, ON and is now offering internet access, voice technology, and private network services to business customers. TeraGo’s CEO Bryan Boyd said: “Burlington is currently experiencing significant economic growth and the demand for broadband communications to support the new business infrastructure is increasing. This recent development in Burlington is […]

Four out of five Canadian households have internet access

Four out of five Canadian households (79%) had access to the Internet in 2010 according to a StatsCan survey of about 30,000 households.

Among the one-fifth (21%) of households without home Internet access last year, over one-half (56%) reported they had no need for or interest in it. Only about 4% of respondents said they did not have internet service because of the cost of service or equipment.

Cogeco’s revenues up 6.6% in second quarter

Cogeco, the nation’s fourth largest cable provider, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of its 2011 fiscal year which ended February 28, 2011.

Cogeco reported overall revenue for the quarter increased by 6.6% from the same period a year earlier to $350.6 million while operating income rose 9.3% to $136 million. Revenue and operating income for the first six months of the year were up 5.5% and 7.6% to $693.4 million and $121.9 million respectively.

Videotron ups bandwidth caps on basic internet service

Videotron is increasing the bandwidth cap for its Basic Internet service today from 2 Gb to 3 Gb.

The company now offers four levels of Internet service: Basic, High Speed, Ultimate 30 and Ultimate 50 ranging in price from $32.95 to $91.95 per month.

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