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Northwestel boosting speeds threefold in October

telecom | 09/17/2018 5:00 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s Northwestel says it will begin providing internet service at speeds three times as fast as those currently available next month through its upgraded satellite network. Nunavut’s capital city, Iqaluit, will be the first to get access to the upgraded service...

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 hearing into what basic telecom services should be available to all Canadians. Telesat Holdings Inc., which sells satellite services to telecommunications companies, said that high-throughput satellite (HTS) technology “increases capacity by an order of magnitude, while leading to lower prices. For...