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OpenMedia platform to help Canadians advocate for community-owned Internet service

telecom | 01/23/2017 7:00 pm EST

OpenMedia has built a platform to make it easier for Canadians to connect with elected representatives in order to encourage more community-controlled broadband projects that are independent of big telecom providers. In a blog post on its website Monday, the advocacy group said by helping directly connect Canadians to their government representatives, it hopes to bring “cheaper, faster” local government-supported Internet infrastructure in more communities across Canada. The...

Small-player competition helps boost Internet speeds: Speedtest

telecom | 08/25/2016 4:48 pm EDT

Emerging boutique fibre companies are forcing the incumbents to boost speeds to match competition as fixed and mobile speeds increased significantly over the year, according to a report by Speedtest, a product of Ookla, an American broadband testing and web diagnostics company. Fixed broadband download speeds in Canada have increased 40 per cent over the year to 44.05 Mbps in June 2016, while upload speeds increased 33 per cent to 11.04 Mbps over the same period. Meanwhile, the average download speed for mobile increased 21 per cent over the year to 25.21 Mbps, and upload speed was up 18 per...

With no network infrastructure, towns opting to build their own

telecom | 03/02/2016 9:19 pm EST

Among the arguments from BCE Inc. and those supporting its appeal to federal cabinet of the CRTC decision mandating wholesale access to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks is that the ruling will slow...

Small Toronto ISP to provide fibre link for Pan Am athletes

telecom | 04/20/2015 8:10 pm EDT

Athletes from across two continents competing in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto this summer will be able to connect with family and friends back home via high-speed fibre Internet connections...

Small ISPs take the lead on gigabit Internet in Canada

telecom | 03/23/2015 9:04 pm EDT

Small Internet service providers are taking the lead on providing gigabit Internet service in Canada, in contrast to the United States where Internet giant Google Inc. is pioneering efforts to bring...