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CRTC SHIFTS TO CHAMPIONING INTERNET COMPETITION

By Imran Mohiuddin | March 13, 2023

Last week, the CRTC announced it would immediately lower wholesale internet rates by 10% as part of a larger reexamination of Canada’s regime for wholesale regulation. This move is intended to improve competition among internet providers by making it easier for the smaller companies to lease bandwidth from the bigger ones. The CRTC also announced it would …

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Lend your voice to ARCC’s submission to ISED

By Imran Mohiuddin | November 8, 2022

ARCC’s response to this consultation was submitted on November 21, 2022 with over 20 seconders, including the City of Calgary and other municipalities. To stay informed of future consultations, sign up for our mailing list. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is currently undertaking a consultation to inform its management of spectrum over the next …

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New Alberta broadband support to address funding gaps

By Imran Mohiuddin | September 27, 2022

Re-printed from the Cybera website Last week, Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish announced the Alberta Broadband Fund, a $36 million allocation of funding to support broadband deployment in Alberta that will begin taking applications this fall. This funding is part of the province’s previously announced $390 million investment in Alberta broadband projects that is being …

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Profile: Sturgeon County Broadband Network

By Zach Morrison | September 22, 2022

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

By Zach Morrison | August 25, 2022

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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Internet experts and leaders share local solutions at the Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum

By Graham Sucha | June 15, 2022

Last month, the Alberta Rural Connectivity Coalition (ARCC) hosted its second annual Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum, which brought together community leaders from across the province. The two-day event, held in Sylvan Lake, highlighted the differing  internet access issues faced by many Alberta communities, and evaluated opportunities available through the Government of Alberta’s new rural broadband …

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