Telecom industry divided on need for broadband plan

Telecom industry divided on need for broadband plan

Few in the Canadian telecom industry would argue with the U.S. communications regulator declaring that “broadband is a foundation for...

March 16th, 2010 Howard Solomon

Telecom competition depends on regulation: Prof

Telecom competition depends on regulation: Prof

Canada is behind several European countries in broadband penetration and countries ranked higher tend to have competition among carriers who...

March 8th, 2010

FCC plans for 100M bps to 100 million households

FCC plans for 100M bps to 100 million households

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Tuesday laid out some details, including an ambitious "100 Squared" initiative, that...

February 17th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

Bell switches to wireless for 102 underserved areas

Bell switches to wireless for 102 underserved areas

Just over 100 communities in Ontario and Quebec have been waiting patiently for years to get broadband service from Bell...

February 1st, 2010 Howard Solomon

Barrett Xplore to lease ViaSat-1 for satellite Internet

Barrett Xplore to lease ViaSat-1 for satellite Internet

Barrett Xplore Inc. of Woodstock, N.B. announced Thursday it plans to lease the ViaSat-1 satellite when it’s launched next year...

January 8th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

US gov’t broadband project to compete with existing service

US gov’t broadband project to compete with existing service

A US$33.5 million broadband project in northern Georgia, funded by the U.S. government and touted by U.S. Vice President Joe...

December 21st, 2009 Grant Gross

FCC takes first step toward net neutrality rules

FCC takes first step toward net neutrality rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has taken the first step toward creating formal net neutrality rules, despite a huge lobbying...

October 22nd, 2009 Grant Gross

Report dismisses claims Canada lags in broadband

Report dismisses claims Canada lags in broadband

  Canada isn’t that far behind the rest of the world in providing affordable broadband to the majority of its...

October 8th, 2009 Howard Solomon

Mobile gap closes, but digital divide grows in South Africa

Mobile gap closes, but digital divide grows in South Africa

Ottawa-basedInternational Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Randy Spence are gatheringNobel prize-winning economists and poverty experts from around the world todiscuss...

September 19th, 2009 Jennifer Kavur