Internet and Telecom

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference Friday October 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa’s delayed broadband fund welcomed with skepticism by interest groups

The government is ready to accept applications immediately

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference Friday October 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau pledges $1.75B to boost high-speed internet in remote communities

Universal Broadband Fund that was part of the Liberal budget announcement in early 2019

 

A person browses an e-commerce site on a computer in a photo illustration in Toronto, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Statistics Canada says Canadians have been spending more time and money online since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Canadians spend more money and time online during COVID pandemic: StatCan

The agency found in a survey conducted last month that 44 per cent of Canadians had spent more money online

 

Bell Canada’s head office is seen on Nun’s Island, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

CRTC to keep wholesale internet rates steady while reviewing decision to slash prices

The independent ISPs argue the wholesale prices have been set too high

Bell Canada’s head office is seen on Nun’s Island, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The small yellow circle in the lower half of the aerial image shows the site of a 60-meter tower proposed in 2018 off 20th Avenue SE near the Shuswap Memorial Cemetery by Rogers Communications. The tower has not yet been built. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Salmon Arm gets 5G technology, no word yet on cell service at industrial park

Rogers Communications announces city is one of 26 in B.C. to receive 5G wireless technology

The small yellow circle in the lower half of the aerial image shows the site of a 60-meter tower proposed in 2018 off 20th Avenue SE near the Shuswap Memorial Cemetery by Rogers Communications. The tower has not yet been built. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Virtual babysitting helps parents juggle double responsibilities during pandemic

Virtual babysitting helps parents juggle double responsibilities during pandemic

For 40 minutes at a time, parents can be free of the kids for whatever they need

Virtual babysitting helps parents juggle double responsibilities during pandemic
A 4G Rogers Communications tower is proposed in Lake Country. (Application map)

4G tower coming to Okanagan neighbourhood

Rogers tower 4G, not 5G, in Lake Country

A 4G Rogers Communications tower is proposed in Lake Country. (Application map)
Judy Fullerton, Easthill Physiotherapy and Acupuncture owner and registered physiotherapist, using the online platform at home to connect with patients. (Submitted Photo)

Virtual physio connects patients with Okanagan practitioners

Many local physiotherapists are ready to assist, online

Judy Fullerton, Easthill Physiotherapy and Acupuncture owner and registered physiotherapist, using the online platform at home to connect with patients. (Submitted Photo)
Service work on a MyBC Datacom tower has been delayed by a landslide on the access road leading up Bastion Mountain. (MYBC Datacom - Facebook)

Landslide stops repair crew from reaching internet service tower near Salmon Arm

MyBC Datacom users in Tappen, Sunnybrae, White Lake and parts of the Salmon Valley may be affected

Service work on a MyBC Datacom tower has been delayed by a landslide on the access road leading up Bastion Mountain. (MYBC Datacom - Facebook)