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  1. Facebook's Unmanned Solar Powered Aircraft Aquila Takes Its First Test Flight

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    Last week, Facebook’s Connectivity Lab announced the completion of the first full test flight of Aquila, the company’s unmanned solar powered airplane. Aquila has been developed in the hopes of using it to bring internet access to the 1.6 billion people living in remote areas in the world, where...
  2. 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...
  3. Facebook Drone to Bring Internet to Remote Locations Across Earth

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    Facebook is to begin test flights later this year for a solar powered drone that will bring Internet to remote locations throughout the world. The drone, boasting a wingspan to match a Boeing 737, weighs less than 460 kg (1000 pounds) and is designed to fly at high altitudes for up to three...
  4. CRTC Releases Three-Year Access Plan 2015-2018

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    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”. According to Jean-Pierre...
  5. TeraGo Networks Extends Broadband Services to Burlington, ON

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    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...
  6. Four out of five Canadian households have internet access

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    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...
  7. Cogeco's revenues up 6.6% in second quarter

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    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...
  8. Videotron ups bandwidth caps on basic internet service

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    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. Basic Internet offers a bandwidth cap of...
  9. Canadian Internet landscape continues to evolve

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    For the past fifteen years, Ipsos Reid has been monitoring the Canadian Internet user on a monthly basis and this week the firm reported on some the biggest changes since 1995. Researchers say the biggest differences between 1995 and the present is the percentage of Canadians who have access to...