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Cultural sector reaches out to Rodriguez

Media | 09/19/2018 6:12 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has met with creative groups in his first registered lobby communications since being sworn into the Liberal cabinet three months ago and taking over an often-contentious portfolio. The communications were with the Fédération nationale...

Xplornet plans 100 Mbps, “5G-ready” fixed wireless network

telecom | 07/25/2018 3:02 pm EDT

Xplornet Communications Inc. plans to build up fibre facilities in Eastern Ontario to power a new fixed wireless network capable of delivering 100 Mbps speeds, it said in a press release on Wednesday. With a goal to connect 35,000 homes in the counties of Northumberland,...

Cogeco hires lobbyist with wireless spectrum expertise

telecom | 07/03/2018 11:54 am EDT

Amir Bigloo, who has a history of successful spectrum purchases as CEO of...

Balsillie-led Centre for Digital Rights registers to lobby

Media | 05/25/2018 12:33 pm EDT

A new organization called the Centre for Digital Rights (CDR) that is...

Rogers, Bell add junk food bill concerns to lobby efforts

Media | 04/25/2018 2:54 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. have registered to lobby the...

Internet Society establishes lobby footing in Canada

Media | 03/27/2018 6:32 pm EDT

A decades-old organization that is pushing for a multilateral approach to decision-making on the future...

SWIFT takes fibre goals to the Hill

Media | 02/21/2018 5:57 pm EST

Over six years after it was established, a government-funded non-profit initiative seeking to deliver fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to about a quarter of Ontario’s — and 10 per cent of Canada’s — population is registered to lobby the government for the first time. The...

BPF registers to lobby amidst consumer group funding concerns

Media | 12/14/2017 2:25 pm EST

A few months after the emergence of a proposal asking the CRTC to shift...

ViaSat-2 satellite launches

telecom | 06/02/2017 2:39 pm EDT

A recent satellite launch will lead to faster Internet speeds for rural and remote customers of Xplornet Communications Inc., the company announced Friday. ViaSat Inc.’s...

Bell-MTS deal receives final approval, includes Xplornet in ‘surprise twist’

Media | 02/15/2017 3:07 pm EST

The introduction of Xplornet Communications Inc. into Manitoba’s wireless market was a “surprise twist” to the story of BCE Inc.’s $3.9-billion acquisition...

Xplornet buys YourLink for $28.79M

telecom | 01/10/2017 8:43 pm EST

Xplornet Communications Inc. has purchased “all YourLink Internet services operations in Saskatchewan” from Vecima Networks Inc., the satellite Internet service provider (ISP) said Monday. YourLink offers...

New satellites to improve Internet access in North, companies say

telecom | 04/13/2016 9:21 pm EDT

As-yet-unlaunched satellites will make more Internet capacity available at a lower cost in rural and remote areas, satellite providers told the CRTC Wednesday, on the third day of its three-week...

Xplornet CEO calls for 100% Internet penetration by 2020

telecom | 06/03/2015 5:24 pm EDT

TORONTO — Different government branches have their own goals for how many Canadians should have certain Internet speeds by certain dates; Xplornet Communications Inc. CEO Allison Lenehan raised...

Quebecor adds spectrum, still non-committal on national expansion

telecom | 05/12/2015 2:43 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. is still publicly sitting on the fence when it comes to expanding its wireless service throughout Canada despite bidding $187 million on 2500 MHz spectrum, including for licences outside...

Xplornet claims to have fastest rural fixed-wireless Internet

telecom | 12/04/2014 3:31 pm EST

Xplornet Communications Inc. on Wednesday announced 25 Mbps service on fixed-wireless Internet service in rural parts of New Brunswick, making its service the fastest among comparable products in...

Small ISPs positive, Xplornet critical of new 3500 MHz policy

telecom | 08/19/2014 9:34 pm EDT

The government’s proposed changes to the licensing of 3500 MHz spectrum are receiving praise from small wireless Internet service providers (ISPs), while satellite Internet provider Xplornet Communications Inc. said it is “deeply concerned.” Industry Canada released a consultation document Tuesday proposing that some of the spectrum, which currently permits only fixed services, such as wireless Internet or satellite Internet service, be freed up for mobile use. The document proposes that licence areas be designated as either rural or urban in a “geographically...

Lenehan named president of Xplornet

telecom | 12/05/2012 9:40 pm EST

Xplornet Communications Inc. appointed Allison Lenehan as new president, the company said Tuesday. In a release, Xplornet said Lenhan’s appointment follows an announcement from John Maduri, the company’s CEO since 2005, who said he has plans to pursue other business endeavours in the coming year. Lenehan’s promotion will ensure a...