Zach Morrison

Iristel’s CEO tells us how he fought the Big 3, and what needs to change

The Canadian telecommunications industry is notoriously inhospitable to newcomers.  Aspiring players undeterred by the exorbitant costs of entering the heavily regulated space typically stumble over bureaucratic obstacles and fizzle out before launch.  Those who do manage to establish themselves must contend with the country’s telecom oligopoly, consisting of Bell, Telus, and  Rogers. Recent takeovers indicate …

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Profile: Sturgeon County Broadband Network

Responding to a critical need highlighted by local businesses and residents, Sturgeon County has partnered with Canadian Fiber Optics to bring high-speed internet to subdivisions, hamlets, and businesses parks in the region, starting with its southwest quadrant. Increasing demand for high speed internet in Sturgeon county: pre-pandemic to present Even prior to the onset of …

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Profile: The City of Brooks

To attract new businesses and homebuyers — and improve internet speeds for current residents — the City of Brooks has begun construction on a next-generation fibre optic network, utilizing an open-access, co-ownership model. Slow speeds slow down growth Information from the Canadian Internet Registration Association (CIRA) shows that approximately 72% of Brooks’ residents are currently …

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