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ISED points to existing programs in response to rural broadband report

telecom | 06/21/2018 5:45 pm EDT

The government has responded to a House industry committee report that, among other recommendations, said the government should tackle the problem of rural broadband access in Canada and called for intentionally favouring small and non-traditional providers. The federal government said it agrees with the report in that small players have an “important role” in upgrading rural broadband technology in Canada, according to a response from Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and Infrastructure...

Privacy heads ask for data protection in smart cities challenge

Media | 04/27/2018 5:13 pm EDT

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) is asking the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities to consider how privacy protocols were implemented when selecting smart cities challenge winners.   “We strongly encourage you to require that the finalists commit to the preparation of privacy impact and threat risk assessments at the design stage and also commit to applying any resulting recommendations at the implementation stage,” said the joint letter, dated Tuesday and co-signed by privacy commissioners across the country. The federal government launched the smart cities...

Trudeau tells Bains to boost broadband coverage

Media | 11/13/2015 9:34 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has directed Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains to increase “high-speed broadband coverage and work to support competition, choice and availability of...