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  1. Sasktel Brings Faster High Speed Internet to 24 Indigenous and First Nations Communities

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    Hoping for faster download speeds? Celebrate: they're here, or on the way. This fall good news comes to Internet fans in Indigenous and First Nations communities across Saskatchewan. Sasktel announced the installment of faster High Speed Internet services in 24 communities, automatically...
  2. Telus to Spend $275 Million in Infrastructure Upgrades in Edmonton in 2016

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    Today, Telus announced that the company will invest $275 million in new infrastructure and facilities in Edmonton this year. The new funds will increase wireless capacity to meet growing demand and improve the reach, speed and capacity of TELUS’ high-speed Internet in the area, and boost...
  3. SaskTel Widens High Speed Internet Access In Rural Areas

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    Today SaskTel, Saskatchewan’s leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider, announced that 8 new rural communities will be able to enjoy the benefits of SaskTel high speed Internet service by mid 2016. The new developments include deploying high speed basic Internet, with...
  4. Distributel Announces Major Expansion of High Speed Internet Service in Quebec

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    Distributel has announced an extensive expansion to its high speed internet network in La Belle Province. The service will now be available in an additional 29 cities across Quebec, including Rimouski, Tros-Rivieres, Drummondville and Shawinigan. "Distributel has aggressive plans to expand...
  5. Montreal Aims to Become World’s Next ‘Smart City’ by 2017

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    Montreal mayor Denis Coderre and his team have announced the Montreal Action Plan, which includes a number of projects that will see Montreal become a “smart city.” With a total budget of $23 million, the plan is broken down into six sections, with an estimated completion date set for the end...
  6. CRTC kicks off hearings on high-speed internet cost, access

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    The CRTC today kicked off hearings that could determine the future of internet service in Canada. The purpose of the hearings is to determine how much access small internet service providers should have to high-speed service across the country. A few years ago, the regulatory body introduced...
  7. Government launches program to bring high-speed internet to 280,000 more Canadian households

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    by Christina Peden Industry Canada has announced a plan to bring high-speed internet to 280,000 Canadian households currently without internet or with slower access. The program, dubbed Connecting Canadians, will extend access to broadband internet at speeds of at least 5 Mbps to 98 percent of...
  8. Bell still first in Netflix ISP speed rankings

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    by Christina Peden Bell once again offers the fastest internet speed in the country on its fiber optic network, according to Netflix. The online streaming service yesterday released its ISP Speed Index for the month of May. April’s results caused quite a stir as communications giant Rogers...
  9. Bell fastest ISP in Canada; Rogers slowest: Netflix

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    Bell offers customers the fastest internet speeds in the country, while Rogers is dead last, according to ISP rankings released today by Netflix. Bell Canada’s fibre optic network maintained an average speed of 3.19 megabits per second, with Rogers’ average speed coming in at just 1.67 Mbps...
  10. Plan for Canada’s digital future unveiled

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    The new Digital Canada 150 plan was revealed this week by the Canadian Government outlining its initiatives for the country’s digital future. The plan, unveiled by Industry Minister James Moore, is based on 250 submissions that were received from Canadians that then registered and...
  11. Central Ontario municipalities offered 1GB Internet service

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    The Muskoka and Almaguin Highlands municipalitieswill be the firstin Ontarioto access the 1GB Internet service when Lakeland Networks rolls out the service in April. Starting next month, Lakeland Networks' will be offering the service, which it says is 50 times faster than average data...
  12. Cisco to open global innovation hub in Toronto

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    Toronto has been chosen as one of four cities across the world to host a new global innovation hub by Cisco Systems Inc. The Canadian city will stand as the company’s North American hub and it joins Songdo, South Korea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and an unnamed German city as the sites of Cisco’s...
  13. Bell acquires nationwide 700 MHz wireless spectrum

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    Bell has announced its acquisition of 700 MHz spectrum assets in every provincial and territorial market in Industry Canada's competitive spectrum auction. The expansion is part of Bell's LTE build out plan which will bring advanced mobile broadband services to more than 98% of Canada's...
  14. Cogeco launch new high speed internet packages

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    Businesses and residential customers in Ontario can now take advantage of new high speed internet packages launched by Cogeco Cable. Cogeco has launched the Ultimate 120 High Speed Internet (HIS) package in Ontario for residential customers.  The package includes technology that enables...
  15. Bell Aliant Expands FibreOP in Northern Ontario

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    Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX:BA) is adding FibreOP service to more communities in Northern Ontario. Its fibre-to-the home (FTTH) service was installed at 5,000 premises in Temiskaming Shores and Cobalt, providing residents with high speed Internet, digital TV and home phone service. Andre LeBlanc...
  16. Bell Aliant Expanding FibreOP Network to North Bay

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    Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) will reward the residents of North Bay, ON with its powerful FibreOP network. The company plans to invest $13 million to offer its future-proof network to 20,000 North Bay premises. "We are thrilled to continue our expansion in Ontario by bringing this powerful...
  17. Primus Canada and Costco Extend Telecommunications Partnership

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    Primus Canada has renewed its multi-year agreement as exclusive national provider of residential telecommunications services to Costco members. In Canada, about five million existing Costco members will continue to enjoy preferred prices on High Speed Internet as well as Home Phone services...
  18. Northwestel Investing $233M to Upgrade Internet & Wireless Services Up North

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    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...
  19. Cogeco Cable Finalizes Acquisition of Atlantic Broadband

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    Cogeco Cable has completed the $1.36 billion acquisition of Atlantic Broadband, the 12th largest cable operator in the United States. The deal, first announced in mid-July, means Montreal-headquartered Cogeco, (TSX:CCA) has established a foothold in the lucrative American market, notably in...
  20. Mobilicity Broadens 4G Reach in Southern Ontario

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    Discount mobile carrier, Mobilicity will extend its 4G network throughout the Golden Horsehoe in 2013. Expansions into Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa are scheduled for completion by September 2013. The high speed network will then spread to Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton/Stoney Creek by...
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