The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), wrote the CRTC last week to express “serious concerns regarding the actions” of Bell, Telus, and Rogers with regards to their recently released low-cost... Continue Reading
VANCOUVER and ST. LOUIS — Telus Agriculture, the ag-tech business unit launched by Telus in November 2020, and Rabobank, a global food and agriculture bank, today announced they have jointly... Continue Reading
Telus fastest mobile operator during the quarter SEATTLE — Shaw Communications and Rogers Communications were the fastest fixed broadband providers in Canada in the second quarter of 2021, according to... Continue Reading
By Amanda Oye
LARGE INTERNET SERVICE providers have been the recipients of the vast amount of funding from the Universal Broadband Fund that had been allocated as of June 30th, 2021.
Jay Thomson, CEO of the Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA), compiled publicly available data, which shows Videotron, Cogeco, Bell, Telus and Rogers have been the major winners of UBF funding (see chart below).
The data takes into account two sets of funding. The first is funding from the UBF’s Rapid Response stream and the second is from the Canada-Quebec Operation High-Speed project, which received half of its $826.3-million funding from…
VICTORIA — Telus Health announced today it is expanding its mobile Health for Good program by partnering with Victoria Cool Aid Society to deliver services through one of its mobile... Continue Reading
CityWest, meanwhile, seeks to be its own last-mile provider By Ahmad Hathout Shaw Communications wants to, in some capacity, get involved in British Columbia’s $45.4-million Connected Coast fibre project, according... Continue Reading
RED DEER, LETHBRIDGE and OKOTOKS, Alta. — As part of its $14.5 billion investment in infrastructure and operations across Alberta through 2024, Telus today announced it is investing $16.6 million... Continue Reading
VANCOUVER — Telus International today announced it acquired Bangalore, India-based Playment, “a leader in data annotation and computer vision tools and services specialized in 2D and 3D image, video and... Continue Reading
Rebuild already planned
By Amanda Oye
LYTTON, B.C. – Following record-breaking temperatures approaching 50 degrees celsius, a wildfire that began last Wednesday has wreaked havoc on Lytton, B.C., destroying much of the village, including its communication infrastructure.
“Our fibre network is totally torched,” said Daniel Mundall of Lyttonnet in an interview Monday.
As we reported in a feature story in 2018, Lyttonnet is a community cable, wireless and internet provider that spearheaded an initiative to build a community-owned fibre optic network in 2014 with the help of local volunteers. This was a significant advancement, since many in the Lytton community still relied…