Moore casts doubt on Telus’ latest try for Mobilicity

Ottawa will likely slam the door again on Telus Corp. if it continues to ask permission to buy financially struggling wireless startup Mobilicity, Industry Minister James Moore has hinted. In a conference call

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Critics complain Ottawa could have gone further with digital policy

The Harper government's new digital policy has received mixed reviews from some industry observers who hoped Ottawa would be daring in its vision for the country. In particular there was criticism that the government

Published on: April 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Federal government to put $305 million more into rural broadband

There’s still no national digital strategy, but the federal government is promising to put another $305 million over five years to extend and enhance broadband internet service for Canadians in rural and Northern communities.

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Technology trends: Fact or fiction

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released their 2014 5 Technology Trends to Watch report this week.  With the spotlight on Content Curation, Robotics, Driverless Cars, Digital Health Care, and Internet of Things, what

Published on: October 25th, 2013 Stephen Ibaraki

Ottawa to reduce domestic — not foreign — wireless roaming rates

After stating in the throne speech that Canadians pay some of the highest wireless rates in the developed world, the Harper government says it will "take steps" to reduce the cost cellular subscribers

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Howard Solomon

i-Canada pushing ultra-broadband plan

With the long promised federal digital economy strategy nowhere in sight, a group of Canadian political, business and private sector leaders continues to push for an independent coalition to create the framework to

Published on: January 22nd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Ontario needs mobile action plan, says university

The government of Ontario should create a a five-year mobile action plan so the province will become a leading mobile jurisdiction, says an art and design institution. In a report issued Wednesday, OCAD

Published on: January 17th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Still waiting for a digital strategy

When it comes to a national digital strategy, 2013 begins exactly as it did 12 months ago – with the country waiting for results. It was May, 2010 when the Harper government announced

Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Still no digital economy strategy from Paradis

Don’t expect the long-delayed digital economy strategy to be announced when the House of Commons resumes Sept. 17.Industry Minister Christian Paradis told the Economic Club of Canada this week that the strategy will

Published on: August 29th, 2012 Howard Solomon