Cable & Telecom

Pandemic-driven digital fatigue causing 45% of Canadians to seek time away from devices

TORONTO — Half of Canadians are experiencing “a growing reliance on the digital home” as the pandemic has driven an uptick in TV and digital streaming needs and Internet connectivity requirements, says a new report from Ernst & Young (EY). At the same time, “this rise in online services from telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) providers is being met by concerns around digital fatigue, with 45% of Canadians seeking downtime from internet-enabled devices,” says an EY press release. “Whether adding entertainment services, upping internet speed or adopting new health and education tools, Canadian consumers loaded up on online services at...