Councillor wants free Wi-Fi for Toronto

A Toronto councillor is proposing the creation of free Wi-Fi zones in the city’s parks and other public spaces. Toronto is lagging behind other Canadian cities like Fredericton and Edmonton, which have been

Published on: September 18th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Microsoft uses TV white spaces in broadband pilot

Microsoft Corp. is using TV white spaces and solar-powered base stations in a project with the Kenyan government which aims to provide mobile telephony and Internet connectivity in Africa. The program, called the Microsoft

Published on: February 5th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

North Korea urged to open Internet, cellphone access

Members of a private and humanitarian mission touring North Korea is calling on the totalitarian state to increase open cellphone and Internet access.“The citizens of the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) will

Published on: January 9th, 2013

Google plans free Wi-Fi for New York

More than 2000 residents, over 5,000 students and hundreds of tech workers are expected to benefit from a free Wi-Fi network which Google Inc. intends to deploy in New York City.The network will

Published on: January 9th, 2013

Shaw wins Internet deal with city of Winnipeg

Shaw Communications has scored a big win in its campaign to extend its services to municipalities.The Calgary-based cableco won a bidding contest to supply the city of Winnipeg with Internet and virtual private

Published on: May 16th, 2012 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

New Zealand gets insane copyright law

Organized crime is everywhere. There's the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, the American Mafia and the Russian Mafia. There's also the Japanese Yakuza and, until they got so wealthy from their realty holdings and legitimate

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Mark Gibbs

Zambian community sets example for rural connectivity

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - Underserved areas in Zambia are being empowered through Internet access, as seen in the rural Macha community. LinkNet Zambia, a multipurpose cooperative society, has provided Internet access in Macha through

Published on: September 22nd, 2008 Brenda Zulu

All of Montreal could be wrapped in WiMax blanket

2009 is the deadline by which two Quebec-based companies are aiming to have all of Montreal wrapped under a huge WiMax-based Wi-Fi "blanket".Internet service provider (ISP) Radioactif.com and network installer Nomade Telecom Inc.

Published on: June 19th, 2007