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Cablecos, Telus join Bell in petition to government on wholesale rate cut

telecom | 11/13/2019 1:03 pm EST

Wednesday saw a flurry of legal moves to overturn a CRTC decision that cut the rates wholesale internet resellers pay for bandwidth from the incumbents, as  BCE Inc., Telus...

CRTC rural broadband fund speed targets draw criticism

telecom | 09/27/2018 5:51 pm EDT

The CRTC revealed Thursday the details of the $750 million rural broadband fund that’s been in the works for nearly two years, prompting criticism from some groups concerned about what they say are low speed criteria. “We are disappointed that the fund initially allows for speeds that are half of the CRTC’s Basic Service Objective target of 50Mbps download and 10Mbps upload,” Byron Holland, president and CEO of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority said in a press release. “We encourage applicants to strive to meet these targets to ensure Canadians have access to quality of...

CSE watchdog oversight, fall launch for cybersecurity centre

telecom | 06/12/2018 7:49 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) now has a leader...

IPv6 adoption markedly improved in 2016: CIRA

telecom | 05/11/2017 6:54 pm EDT

Canada has made significant strides in improving its network infrastructure as Internet service providers (ISPs) increased their adoption of the IPv6 protocol in 2016, according to a new report by the Canadian Internet...

7.4% of Canadian Internet connections are FTTP or similar: OECD

telecom | 08/03/2016 5:53 pm EDT

Canada is still at the bottom of the Organization for Co-operation and Economic Development (OECD) countries with fibre connections, but among those making the greatest strides to close the gap....

Canada a ‘laggard’ in ICT investment, growth, forum hears

telecom | 06/01/2016 10:38 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Canada needs to “come to grips” with its lagging productivity and mobile broadband penetration if it wants to compete on the global stage, panellists said Wednesday during...

Countdown on for global Internet governance transition

telecom | 10/07/2015 8:20 pm EDT

OTTAWA — When people think about the Internet, they often associate it with applications, social networks, streamed video, megabits per second or data caps, without realizing that the structure that lies underneath is overseen by the United States government. The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an organization that manages website addresses and dispenses the IP addresses that get assigned to devices that connect to the Internet. It has representation from governments, businesses, technology experts and users from around the world. Yet, since 1998, it...

Domestic Internet exchanges no ‘panacea’ against foreign surveillance

telecom | 10/07/2013 7:40 pm EDT

More domestic Internet exchange points would help protect Canadian data from foreign surveillance agencies though it wouldn’t shield that data completely, said Byron Holland, president and CEO of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). In an interview last month, Holland said CIRA has been pushing for...