Multiple funds, lack of co-ordination, remains a strumbling block By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – Funding from Indigenous Services Canada for broadband on reserves has been limited because connectivity objectives often... Continue Reading
VANCOUVER — With a commitment to invest up to $100 million, Telus today announced the launch of its new Telus Pollinator Fund for Good, what it calls a “social impact fund” which will invest in new sustainable businesses that drive enhanced societal outcomes in healthcare, agriculture, environment, and social and economic inclusion.
“The Pollinator Fund for Good represents the progression of Telus’ social capitalism thesis, as we invest in entrepreneurs and responsible businesses that share our belief that to do well as a company, we must do ‘good’ in the communities where we live, work and serve,” said Darren Entwistle,…
MONTREAL — Cogeco and Cogeco Communications today announced the appointment of Zouheir Mansourati (above) as senior vice-president and chief technology officer for both companies, effective immediately. “Zouheir’s years of experience... Continue Reading
MONTREAL — Music and media company Stingray today announced its Stingray Music streaming service has launched more than 100 individually curated Christmas channels to get listeners in the mood for... Continue Reading
GATINEAU — Telus has applied to the CRTC to have its broadcasting distribution undertaking in Rimouski, Que., currently operating under exemption, to be added to its regional licence for operating... Continue Reading
TORONTO — Telus today announced it has been awarded the HPE-IAPP Privacy Innovation Award by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in recognition of its Data for Good program.... Continue Reading
By Denis Carmel
VANCOUVER – Talk to anyone in the telecom industry and they know one of the most pressing challenges facing Canada is connecting our Indigenous communities to proper, and affordable, broadband.
In his Thursday keynote to the online Canadian Telecom Summit, Tony Geheran (above), executive vice-president, and chief customer officer, at Telus outlined the company’s commitment to connecting those communities to fibre.
Geheran went through the company’s various PureFibre, Health, Agriculture and Telus for Good spending, in the billions over the years, connecting millions of Canadians in various ways for various services.
However, what stood out in his speech was the…
And why there’s much more to rural connectivity than funding By Lynn Greiner AN ADDITIONAL $1.75 BILLION for rural broadband, which the federal government announced this month, is certainly a... Continue Reading