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 firm IDC. This, coupled with many city governments’ risk-adverse nature will account for

Published on: February 19th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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 harder about the Canadian IT topics we write about.One of our stories looked

Published on: May 24th, 2012 brian bloom

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 that faster speeds on the information highway is the path to prosperityThat’s why

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Howard Solomon

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, Industry Canada announced more funding for providers to bring high speed Internet to

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Howard Solomon

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 should have to offer rural customers. Plans were called “unadulterated nonsense,” “ludicrous,” “beyond

Published on: November 3rd, 2010 Howard Solomon

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 a goal carriers have to reach. “The establishment of aspirational [download] broadband targets

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Howard Solomon

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 megabits a second within the next five years, say the country’s biggest cable

Published on: November 1st, 2010 Howard Solomon

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 regulatory hearingDoug Orth, of the Timiskiming Regional Working Group on Broadband Infrastructure, told

Published on: October 27th, 2010 Howard Solomon

$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 access to affordable high speed Internet as the rest of the country, a

Published on: October 27th, 2010 Howard Solomon