Telecom & Cable

Tucows is fully valued, Echelon Wealth says

Tucows CEO Elliot Noss A possible acquisition revealed in a recent filing isn’t moving the needle on Tucows (TSX:TC) for Echelon Wealth Partners analyst Ralph Garcea. Garcea notes that in a recent 8K filing Tucows released information regarding its bid to acquire all the assets of city-owned Bu ...

Top 100 Dividend Stocks of 2018

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Relaxing the Wireless Code

Do we need to limit the amortization period for devices in the Wireless Code? The subject was raised by Bell in its intervention on Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-259 [Reconsideration of WiFi Roaming]: Instead of mandating access for Wi-Fi-first mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), ...

Playing the back nine

Another milestone birthday this past weekend provides an opportunity (and an excuse) to reflect. Jewish tradition wishes upon us a long life, until 120, the age Moses was said to have died. In his case, it was said that his vision not dimmed “nor his natural force abated.” [Deuteronomy 34:7] I ...

Axia ramps up Internet speeds in rural Alberta

Rural Albertans are getting access to gigabit Internet service as Axia follows up on a commitment made last year. The company has started rolling out a free upgrade across fibre optic networked towns, including Stirling, Vulcan, Hanna, Nobleford, Fort Macleod, and many more. In 2016, Axia said it w ...

Resilient, robust public safety networks

Hurricane Harvey has triggered some discussion about the best way to configure public safety broadband networks. An article by Jon Brodkin in Ars Technica observed that “Tropical Storm Harvey takes out 911 centers, cell towers, and cable networks“, triggering tweets that suggested that this pro ...

Pencils? Books? Computer? Broadband?

Today marks the beginning of another school year. Across Canada, millions of kids are preparing to meet new teachers, telling stories about what this did this past summer. Many are wearing new outfits and are carrying new backpacks filled with the supplies they bought at “back-to-school” sales ...

Hashtag Trending – Apple tells the FCC to protect net neutrality, Hurricane Harvey impacts IT customer service operations

Apple is finally taking a side in the war over net neutrality, Hurricane Harvey has impacted IT customer service operations, and Sony is the latest brand to jump aboard the smart speaker train. From Reddit – Apple is finally speaking up about net neutrality. The tech giant took a side yesterd ...

The today and tomorrow of 5G wireless

If you were running late in the 1980s, you either showed up late or found a payphone and called ahead; today, a quick text — “running late sorry” — does the trick. If you got lost driving in the 1980s, you drove on and on until you got un-lost or stopped at a gas station to ask for directio ...

CIRA tailors DNS filtering solution to Canadian education sector

Information security directors at Canadian school boards, colleges and universities looking to improve the cyber security posture of their facilities at a reasonable cost are being pitched a new domain filtering system by the country’s .ca registry. The Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA) ...