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Trump raising concerns about Internet traffic passing U.S.: advocates

telecom | 01/30/2017 9:21 pm EST

In November 2016, a group of Internet experts met in Toronto to discuss how to address the issue of Canadian Internet traffic travelling to the United States, which some say raises data privacy concerns that have now been amplified with the election of U.S. president Donald Trump. The two-day meeting was the first of its kind and was intended to determine what a national organization of Internet exchanges (IX) would look like, Ryan Hill, communications manager at the Canadian Internet...

Most Canadians satisfied with Internet service: CIRA

Media | 12/14/2016 4:48 pm EST

Canadians are “generally satisfied” with the speed of their home Internet service, according to a new report from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). “More than 80 per cent of those surveyed said they’re satisfied, although just 34 per cent claim to be very satisfied,” the annual CIRA Internet Factbook report, released Tuesday, said. When asked about the Internet bandwidth included in their home package, 78 per cent of respondents said they are satisfied, with half being “very satisfied.” Less than 10 per cent were dissatisfied,...