Rogers has for years sought to raise its profile in Western Canada, and now seeks to add pressure on telco giant Telus by buying out its rival Shaw.
Eastlink launching new brand in B.C. called Wild Blueberry Internet with a single $60, 100 Mbps plan
Bragg Communications’ Eastlink filed a trademark for “Wild Blueberry Internet” on Feb. 15, an internet service provider whose only offering is a pre-paid $60 plan with 100 Mbps download, 10 Mbps upload and unlimited monthly data allowance.
Surveillance and security risks related to supply chain components and undersea fibre cables are among concerns outlined in a report produced by Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Electricity Association this summer.
Data for this year and last show the large telecoms requesting from the broadband funds of the federal and provincial governments and the telecom regulator nearly $100 million.
As infrastructure minister, Champagne increased share of federal cost to incent telecom broadband deployment
Before becoming innovation minister last month, François-Philippe Champagne incented private broadband builds by increasing federal subsidies, a model currently used during the pandemic.