BCE, Xplornet, Nexicom win EORN contracts

A new local access contract awarded to Xplornet Communications Inc., Nexicom Systems Inc., and BCE Inc. subsidiary Bell Aliant will bring high-speed Internet access to more than 70,000 homes and businesses in three Ontario municipalities, the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) said Tuesday.

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Telecoms consulted on lawful access laws

A “close cooperation” between the Conservative government and Canadian telecommunications service providers has created a “two-tier approach” to Internet surveillance policy, Michael Geist, the Canada research chair in Internet and e-commerce law at the University of Ottawa, says.

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