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Dec
22
2016

Canada declares high-speed broadband a basic human right

Canada has declared high-speed broadband internet access a “basic telecommunications service” that every citizen should be able to access. Previously, only landline telephone services had received this designation from Canada’s communications regulator, CRTC, and the change is supported by a government investment package of up to $750 million to wire up rural areas. “The future […]

Oct
7
2016

CRTC releases groundbreaking broadband performance report

CRTC broadband report is the first national, independent study on broadband performance in Canada, the first phase of which has been released. Issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the report confirms that Internet service providers (ISPs) largely meet or exceed their advertised download and upload speeds. All the main wireline service providers […]

Sep
20
2016

Four Northern utilities collaborate on Northern Energy Innovation

In his new post, as Northern Energy Innovation Chair at Yukon College, Michael Ross will coordinate collaborative research into renewable energy by four Northern utilities: Yukon Energy, ATCO Electric, the Northwest Territories Power Corporation and Qulliq Energy. Each have pledged $50,000 a year for five years, matched by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council […]

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