Northwestel Investing $233M to Upgrade Internet & Wireless Services Up North

Northwestel plans to invest $233 million in its telecommunications network to provide northern Canadians with access to advanced Internet and wireless networks. If the plan succeeds, 99 percent of northerners will enjoy 3G wireless services, which will enable access to the latest handsets, smartphones and tablets. This also means at least 58 northern communities will […]

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 […]

Industry Canada puts moratorium on the use of television channel 51

In a letter to the CRTC last month, Industry Canada says it has put a moratorium on the use of television channel 51, the current upper limit of the broadcast spectrum band.

The Canadian move follows similar actions by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last August.

Sixty percent Americans now go online wirelessly

A May 2010 survey of over 2,200 American adults by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that six in ten American adults now go online wirelessly using either a mobile phone or a laptop with a wireless internet connection.

The report also finds that consumers south of the border have significantly increased their use of cell phone data applications in the last twelve months.

Craig Wireless selling spectrum to Bell and Rogers

Late last week, Craig Wireless Systems announced the sale of its Canadian wireless spectrum licences to Inukshuk Wireless subject to regulatory approvals.

Inukshuk Wireless is an equally owned partnership between Bell Canada and Rogers Communications which makes use of existing cellular towers to deliver wireless broadband services across Canada.