Software keyboards for mobile devices, better device management and more efficient mobile device power management are three potential new technologies that could be soon hitting the Canadian market, and in some cases are already here.
The Ontario government is investing $30 million over four years to accelerate the rollout of broadband Internet to rural communities. Under the Rural Connections Broadband Program, municipalities in southern Ontario can apply for up to one-third of project costs to a maximum of $1 million. The deadline for applications is September 18.
Canadian Heritage has chosen a chartered accountant as the newest board member of CBC/Radio-Canada. Also a certified financial planner and trust and estate practitioner, Patricia (Tricia) McIver works at Richardson Partners Financial Limited, specializing in business and family succession planning issues. Previously, she was with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, ManningElliott and Standard Life.
Cogeco Cable Inc.’s plan to acquire Toronto Hydro Telecom (THT) as of July 31 adds more uncertainty to the future of the utility’s One Zone municipal Wi-Fi network. Despite the slower than anticipated growth, however, its president is still bullish on its long-term relevance.