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Why the definition of broadband is about far more than just speed
HAMILTON – It’s clear broadband is essential to economic prosperity, quality of life and community development but there is little consensus around what the definition of broadband should be, says Jason Lowe, vice-president of Read more

How Comcast is delivering IP video at scale
HAMILTON – When Comcast, the largest cable company in North America, needed to upgrade its network to handle the massive demands of delivering IP video at scale, there was no where to turn. Read more

Changing viewing habits spur rise of alternative services: Kagan
MONTEREY, CA – Streamed bundles, online subscription services, self-aggregation and over-the-air delivery are helping to erode the number of traditional multichannel subscribers in the U.S., says new research by Kagan, a group within S&P Read more

More Breaking Stories

SaskTel’s infiNET network surpasses 200,000 homes
REGINA – SaskTel’s fibre optic network infiNET is now available to more than 200,000 homes and businesses throughout Saskatchewan after launching in 2012. Read more

Quebecor Content scoops up rights to ‘The Wall’
MONTREAL – Quebecor Content has scored the French-language rights to U.S. Read more

Blue Ant Media names new head of global production business
TORONTO – Blue Ant Media has named Sam Sniderman to the newly created position of global head, commercial affairs, production. Read more

Telus, Huawei deploy live 3GPP-oriented network in 5G pilot
VANCOUVER - Telus and Huawei say that they have achieved a significant breakthrough in the race to 5G after completing a 5G wireless connection using the global 3GPP technology standards platform at Read more

Wawatay demands Aboriginal radio licences for Ottawa and Toronto, citing support from Chiefs of Ontario
OTTAWA - Aboriginal broadcaster Wawatay Native Communications Society wants the CRTC’s recent Aboriginal radio licences decision to be overturned, and that it be granted the FM licences for the Ottawa and Toronto markets instead. Read more

MAVTV kicks into gear on Tbaytel
TORONTO – Tbaytel has launched MAVTV Motorsports Network and will make the channel available on free preview through September 16 to all Tbaytel TV customers on channel 737. Read more

SWIFT adds Connecting Windsor-Essex
WYOMING, ON - Connecting Windsor-Essex (CW-E) has officially joined the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) initiative. Read more

Sportsnet to drop the puck on more than 150 national NHL games in 2017-18
TORONTO - Sportsnet will produce and televise more than 150 national hockey games throughout the 2017-18 NHL season across Hockey Night in Canada on Saturdays, Rogers Hometown Hockey on Sundays and Scotiabank Wednesday Night Read more

Stingray readies Canada's first 4K music video TV channel
MONTREAL – Stingray said Friday that it will launch an all-4K music television channel in July that will be offered to all pay TV providers across the country. Read more

Amazon Prime Video fails to deliver Canadian subscribers, viewers: MTM
OTTAWA - While about half of Canadians say that they are aware of the new Amazon Prime Video offering, that awareness far outshines subscription and use, according to new research from the Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

Stingray adds new product marketing VP
MONTREAL – Stingray has named Frédérick Ranger as vice-president of product marketing. Read more

Cogeco Peer 1 offers MPLS technology globally
TORONTO – Cogeco Peer 1 is expanding its Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) connectivity services to customers in the United States and Europe, providing more businesses with a holistic solution that it says can help to reduce IT complexity Read more

Suzanne Lamarre joins BoD of Télé-Québec
MONTREAL – Lawyer and former CRTC commissioner Suzanne Lamarre has been named to the Board of Directors of Société de télédiffusion du Québec. Read more

Shaw urges Vancouverites to let it ride this Canada Day
CALGARY - Shaw Communications and Vancouver’s Mobi by Shaw Go bike share system are setting the wheels in motion this Canada Day long weekend to help residents give back to the community. Read more

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