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Smaller smart city projects seen in 2014

Concerns around funding are keeping many municipalities around the world from fully implementing their smart city projects, according to analyst...

February 19th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Dark places, white spaces and soft skills in IT

Dark places, white spaces and soft skills in IT

This past week we’ve had a good mix of comments from our readers who, as always, made us think a little...

May 24th, 2012 brian bloom

Ontario region looks to boost rural broadband

Ontario region looks to boost rural broadband

   KING CITY, Ont. – Around the world communities are racing to bring broadband to business and homes in the belief...

May 23rd, 2012 Howard Solomon

More rural broadband projects OK

More rural broadband projects OK

A day after a hearing wrapped up into whether the federal telecommunications regulator should get involved in pushing rural broadband,...

November 8th, 2010 Howard Solomon

Carriers fire broadsides at CRTC hearing

Carriers fire broadsides at CRTC hearing

It didn’t take long for the knives to come out at a telecommunications hearing into which basic services phone companies...

November 3rd, 2010 Howard Solomon

Bell, consumers face off on rural broadband

Bell, consumers face off on rural broadband

The country’s biggest phone company says the federal telecom regulator should only set a hoped-for national broadband target and not...

November 2nd, 2010 Howard Solomon

Cablecos suggest 5 Mbps broadband target for nation

Cablecos suggest 5 Mbps broadband target for nation

Telecommunications carriers should set a non-binding goal of offering every Canadian household broadband service with a download speed of 5...

November 1st, 2010 Howard Solomon

Rural groups demand action on broadband

Rural groups demand action on broadband

The frustration of northern Ontario residents who put up with the pokey Internet speeds has come out at a telecommunications...

October 27th, 2010 Howard Solomon

$7-billion rural broadband plan put to CRTC

$7-billion rural broadband plan put to CRTC

The telecommunications regulator should force phone operators to pay $7 billion over 10 years to ensure rural Canadians have equal...

October 27th, 2010 Howard Solomon