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Beanfield acquires Urbanfibre

telecom | 07/28/2022 3:52 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.Toronto network operator Beanfield Technologies Inc. has acquired another internet service provider, this time adding to its fibre base in British Columbia by purchasing the Vancouver-based Urban Communications Inc., which does business as Urbanfibre.  "This acquisition is part of Beanfield’s ongoing commitment to expanding its residential and commercial network and service offerings across Canada’s major metropolitan areas and, along with its recent acquisition of FibreStream, carves out a path for a stronger and...

Parm Sandhu joins Urban Communications

telecom | 03/01/2017 9:14 pm EST

Parm Sandhu was named vice-president of enterprise sales at Urban Communications Inc., the company announced Wednesday. In a press release, the Vancouver-based telecom said Sandhu “has managed large revenue portfolios for large private and public sector companies, including Enterprise Solutions and Wireless Divisions of [Telus Corp.], where he was employed in a senior sales capacity for over 10 years.” Sandhu’s role with Urban will include “developing best practices within the Urban sales team, maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction, closing...

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,...

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...

New business gigabit-Internet service launched in Vancouver

telecom | 04/16/2015 3:05 pm EDT

Urban Communications Inc. said Thursday it has launched its gigabit Internet connections for business customers in Vancouver. The company, which also offers 1 Gbps residential service, said in a...

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...

ISP claims first residential gigabit service in Canada

telecom | 03/19/2015 3:53 pm EDT

Urban Communications Inc. said Thursday it has launched the first gigabit Internet service for Canadian residential users. The company said in a news release the service will cost $49 a month for speeds of 1,000 Mbps over its fibre lines in Vancouver. Urban said its fibre-optic network connects 24 residential buildings in Vancouver, representing 1,800 units, and it has signed access agreements with a further 28 buildings representing 3,000 units. CEO John Farlinger said in an email that its Internet service comes with unlimited data. The company said it has about 200 customers now and aims...