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

CRTC head, carrier spar over rural broadband target

CRTC head, carrier spar over rural broadband target

It’s okay to set an unenforceable broadband speed target for carriers serving rural Canada to try to achieve, a phone...

October 26th, 2010 Howard Solomon

Obama to endorse U.S. broadband plan

Obama to endorse U.S. broadband plan

SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has been under intense political and industry pressure ever since Congress directed...

June 28th, 2010 tony bradley

Extend broadband with spectrum cash: Report

Extend broadband with spectrum cash: Report

In 2008 Ottawa pulled in over $4 billion from the AWS/PCS spectrum auction, which promptly disappeared into the government’s general...

June 17th, 2010 Howard Solomon