Category Archives: News

Over the past few decades, the internet has grown into an essential technology for residents all over the world. To this day, new technologies are constantly being introduced. As the way we use the internet continues to shift, it can feel daunting to stay up to date about the industry. Thankfully, we have a great collection of news articles and updates focused on Canada’s internet industry. If you feel like you’re falling behind, you’ll find everything you need to get up to date!

Xplornet Acquiring Swift: What you Should Know

On September 9 2021, Xplornet announced its acquisition of Swift High Speed. Based in New Brunswick, Xplornet is Canada’s largest internet provider focused on rural broadband. Alternatively, Swift High Speed is an independent ISP that provides high-speed internet to communities across Southeast Manitoba. Why is a company as large as Xplornet acquiring Swift High Speed? …

TekSavvy Versus CRTC: What’s Going On?

TekSavvy is an independent service provider based in Chatham, Ontario. Since their establishment, they have aimed to provide affordable internet, TV and home phone service to Canadian residents and businesses. However, they recently publicly denounced the CRTC, and began a campaign demanding that they lower internet prices across the country. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications …

Fibre Internet in Saint-Honoré-de-Témiscouata: What you Need to Know

Bell recently announced that they will be expanding their fibre optic network to Saint-Honoré-de-Témiscouata, Quebec. With their advanced technology, Saint-Honoré-de-Témiscouata residents can enjoy lightning-fast download speeds, as well as features like Fibe TV. Bell’s plan is part of a larger $1.7 billion investment. This huge venture is aiming to provide rural Quebec with advanced technology …

Telus Investing $27 Million to Bring Fibre Internet to Whistler, B.C.

The telecom giant Telus recently announced their $27 million investment in order to bring their fibre network to Whistler and Squamish B.C. This initiative will allow for far higher speeds within these towns, and allow hundreds of homes to benefit off fibre optic technology. This announcement follows a series of other similar investments by Telus, …

Canadian Government Funding Telesat: $1.44 Billion for Satellite Internet

The federal government has contributed a hefty $1.44 billion towards Telesat. With this investment, the company has almost reached its funding goal of $5 billion. The government’s funding comes in two parts: a $730 million loan and $650 million being purchased in shares.  Telesat is a satellite internet company, and will act as Canada’s competition …

Videotron to bring high-speed internet to Haute-Côte-Nord RCM

The government of Quebec recently announced its $4.47 million plan to provide high-speed internet access to La Haute-Côte-Nord Regional County Municipality by September 2022. The plan is part of a recent effort by the federal and provincial governments known as Operation High Speed. If their goal is met, over 300 households in the region will …

Videotron receiving funds to bring high-speed internet to Bas-Saint-Laurent

This Summer, the Quebec telecom company Videotron announced their plan to provide the Bas-Saint-Laurent region with high-speed internet access. In a publicized news release, the company announced that they are receiving $39.64 million from the provincial and federal governments to help achieve their goal. The massive fund will allow them to provide 5,300 households with …

Home internet is going to cost more in Canada

Why will internet cost more? Unfortunately, it appears that home internet will cost more in Canada starting in August of 2021. However, this does not apply to everyone, so you may have been spared from the recent change in policy. The announcement came from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Due to the events …

Cogeco Saguenay: high-speed internet coming to Fjord-du-Saguenay RCM

In July 2021, the Canadian telecommunications company Cogeco announced their new proposal to bring high-speed internet to every house in the Fjord-du-Saguenay Regional County Municipality (RCM). In a public news release, the company stated that they will be receiving $6.1 million from the government in order to provide better internet access for nearly 700 homes. …