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  1. Industry News
    Rogers' Connected for Success project aims to provide broadband Internet and learning tools to help youth and low-income Canadian families stay connected. Connected for Success, part of Rogers Youth Fund program, will start later this year in Toronto with Canada's largest social housing...
  2. Industry News
    Residents in many rural areas of Canada previously denied of 4G commercial broadband services, now have access thanks to the EchoStar XVII satellite. Xplornet Communications said EchoStar XVII, a new 4G broadband satellite, has passed all tests and has been cleared for commercial service...
  3. Industry News
    Bell has introduced its Fibe TV service to Quebec City with high-speed fibre optic technology available directly to residences and businesses beginning March 12th. The $220 million investment is the largest 'fibre to the home' network rollout of its kind in Canada, supporting enhanced...
  4. Industry News
    As reported on Digital Home in early December, Shaw Communications has begun consumer trials of its broadband wireless network using WiFi technology in Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton. In order to test out and improve the quality of its new service, Shaw is asking Digital Forum members to try...
  5. Industry News
    Shaw Communications today announced it has begun consumer trials of its broadband wireless network using WiFi technology. The company says Shaw High Speed Internet customers can trial the service at a limited number of locations, including malls, restaurants and fitness facilities, in...
  6. Industry News
    New Brunswick’s Xplornet Communications Inc. announced today that the launch the Viasat-1 satellite has been set for this Wednesday October 19th at 2:48pm EST. Calling it North America's first 4G broadband satellite, Xplornet says Viasat will enable the company to expand and improve its high...
  7. Industry News
    In 2008, Shaw spent $190 million for wireless spectrum in Western Canada. The company's goal at the time was to offer its more than two million customers in the west the quadruple play of services - Internet, wireline phone, TV and wireless. Now, after a strategic review of the wireless...
  8. Industry News
    The adoption of broadband internet access slowed dramatically in the United States over the last year according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The researchers found that two-thirds of American adults (66%) now have a broadband internet...
  9. Industry News
    In 2009, four out of five (80%) Canadians aged 16 and older or 21.7 million people logged onto the Internet for personal reasons, up from 73% in 2007, according to Industry Canada's 2009 Canadian Internet Use Survey. The survey, which was conducted in November of 2009, asked more than 23,000...
  10. Industry News
    By the end of 2009, two out of every three inhabitants on planet Earth (4.6 billion) had a mobile phone subscription, according to UN Report released today. The report by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said it expects the number of mobile phone subscriptions to surpass 5...
  11. Industry News
    A telephone survey conducted by Ipsos Reid this past summer has found that over four in five Canadians (82%) now have Internet access at home. The researchers say this represents a 6% increase from the second quarter of 2008 and a 4% increase from six months earlier. The researchers say the...
  12. Industry News
    A study released this week by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School this week, which compared broadband service across thirty OECD countries has concluded that Canada's is lagging most developed countries in critical broadband measures. Despite high penetration...
  13. Industry News
    The number of households with a broadband internet connection continues to grow with one in five households worldwide expected to have a fixed broadband connection by the end of 2009, according to Gartner. The research firm says that Canada ranked fifth, tied with Sweden, in broadband...
  14. Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    http://www.thestar.com/sciencetech/article/643388 You can find the referenced OECD tables here What I find interesting is that from the perspective of calculating pricing as a ratio of bandwith offered (Table 4 on the OECD website), Canada ranks consistently on the bottom 3 countries of the...
  15. Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)
    Telus Corp. says it will spend $500-million from its 2009 capital budget to advance wireless and wireline broadband infrastructure in British Columbia. Vancouver-based Telus said Monday the new network will be launched in early 2010 using "leading edge" mobile broadband technology. It said the...
  16. Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    As of September 2008, there are 452 million broadband subscribers worldwide and the number of new subscribers is increasing by millions each month, according to a recent report from In-Stat.
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