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  1. Home Hub 3000 Constantly reboots

    Bell Fibe TV
    Hi! I recently get the FTTH from Bell (I used to have FTTN previously). One strange thing that happen is the when i connect the VIP2502 wireless receiver through an Wired network connection, the HH3000 starts to reboot constantly (up 2-5 mins). If i remove the wire and let the VIP 2502...
  2. Cogeco Arris TG1672 wireless security breach

    Cogeco
    Using a Cogeco TiVO setup with the Arris TG1672 cable modem/router. Since installation a long time ago, I've had the Arris configured with both wireless channels disabled and SSID broadcast disabled. (Using my own Asus wireless router instead) This week I noticed that the two disabled channels...
  3. Telus Giving $7.3 Million Rebate to Customers for Misleading Ads

    Industry News
    The Competition Bureau said yesterday that Telus Corp will be giving rebates to certain customers in the new year. The wireless company will be passing on up to $7.34 million to some of its existing and former wireless customers over false or misleading representations in past advertisements...
  4. Wind Mobile Expands Coverage Across Canada to Reach 99% of Population

    Industry News
    Wind mobile is expanding its coverage across Canada, and will now cover over 1.5 million square kilometers coast-to-coast. The wireless company has added a new domestic roaming network to their coverage, saying that they are now reaching 99% of Canada’s population. Under the terms of the deal...
  5. Eastlink Wireless: Opinions, Experiences?

    EastLink
    Thought I would start a thread devoted to Eastlink wireless. Switched over from Telus a few weeks back when the new iPhones launched. Was a very loyal and happy Telus customer, but made the change because Eastlink was the only local company offering the iPhone on an installment plan. So far...
  6. Rogers Ranks Last in Wireless Network Quality

    Industry News
    A new cross-Canada study indicates that consumers rate Rogers as worst overall when it comes to reliable network connectivity. The Canadian Wireless Network Quality Study, conducted by J.D. Power and Associates, is based on responses from more than 13,000 wireless customers who used their...
  7. CRTC Asks Canadians for Help in Measuring Broadband Speeds

    Industry News
    The CRTC has issued a call to Canadians to assist in the testing of broadband internet speeds across the country. Interested parties can volunteer to participate in a project that will measure the performance of internet services offered by 10 different Canadian internet service providers...
  8. Canadian Telcos Lose Court Appeal Over CRTC Wireless Code

    Industry News
    In news that’s sure to please Canadians everywhere (particularly those of us still trapped in 3-year contracts with our wireless providers), the country’s most powerful telecomm companies have lost their court appeal over the final implementation date of the CRTC’s national wireless code. The...
  9. Wind Mobile now offering 6 months free service to Mobilicity customers

    Industry News
    Wind Mobile is offering an unprecedented deal to Mobilicity customers from now until January 26th: 6 months of free service, along with a free SIM card. The free plan also includes unlimited talk, data and text. Mobile Syrup speculates that this is all part of Wind’s master plan to buy out...
  10. Bell still fastest ISP in Canada; Rogers makes huge gains, says Netflix

    Industry News
    by Christina Peden Bell is still on top when it comes to ISP speeds, but Rogers is certainly gaining on them, at least according Netflix Canada’s monthly ISP rankings. Bell`s fiber optic service offers speeds of 3.29 Mbps. The rankings, which were released earlier this week, also show Telus...
  11. WIND Mobile founder partners with equity firm to buyout Vimpelcom’s remaining shares

    Industry News
    by Christina Peden Wind Mobile founder Tony Lacavera has announced a new partnership with Canadian private equity firm West Face Capital and other investors to buy out VimpelCom’s majority share in the company. VimpleCom, a Dutch-Russian owner tech conglomerate, has been trying to...
  12. Bell announces major upgrades to 4G wireless network

    Industry News
    Bell today announced an up to 45% speed increase on its existing 4G LTE network. Download speeds on the company’s LTE network have increased from 75 Mbps to 110 Mbps. The telco giant also claims speeds of up to 150 Mbps will be available in some locations. Bell previously announced plans to...
  13. Wifi comes to public transit in Vancouver and Toronto

    Industry News
    Live or work in Vancouver or Toronto? You may just have some new options for free wifi on the go. In Vancouver, TransLink has just added wifi to three buses as part of an advertising agreement with Telus. The buses will operate on the 351 White Rock-Richmond route, the 555 express at...
  14. CRTC takes telcos to task over paper billing fees

    Industry News
    by Christina Peden The CRTC is challenging Canadian telecommunications companies over their choice to charge customers additional fees for paper bills. The governmental body plans to host a meeting with telecommunications and broadcast companies to discuss its concerns regarding the fees...
  15. Government launches program to bring high-speed internet to 280,000 more Canadian households

    Industry News
    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...
  16. Canadians pay more for mobile service than other G7 nations: report

    Industry News
    by Christina Peden Canadians pay higher prices for mobile service compared to their international peers, a new report shows. The study, commissioned by Industry Canada and the CRTC, reveals that the heaviest users of mobile services — those that pay for voice, text and data — saw price...
  17. Government announces more wireless airwaves to boost competition

    Industry News
    by Christina Peden Industry Minister James Moore today announced that the government will auction more ‘prime’ wireless spectrum, with 60% of the airwaves set aside for smaller mobile providers such as WIND, Mobilicity and Videotron. According to Moore, this is part of his government’s...
  18. Honeywell launches new ‘Lyric’ smart thermostat

    Industry News
    by Christina Peden Honeywell this week launched their latest innovation — the Lyric smart thermostat , designed to make managing the temperature in your home easier than ever. An obvious competitor to Google's Nest Learning Thermostat , the Lyric uses your smartphone location to determine...
  19. Bell launches new 'Home Hub' for Fibe customers

    Industry News
    Bell announced today the launch of Home Hub, a new modem and WiFi router combination designed exclusively for Bell Fibe customers. The company is promising WiFi speeds up to 3 times faster than most residential routers, as the device features the latest 802.11ac wireless standard. "As we...
  20. TELUS to invest $2.8 billion across B.C. through 2016

    Industry News
    Telus will invest $2.8 million in new infrastructure and facilities in B.C. through 2016, it was announced yesterday. The company plans to spend $1.2 billion across the province in 2014, followed by $1.6 billion in 2015 and 2016 in a bid to bring the “world’s fastest wireless technology” to all...
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