Broadband, Satellite Networks, and Wi-Fi

The Future of Satellite Connectivity for the Defence Industry: A Glimpse at CANSEC 2023

CANSEC is the largest and most important defence and security tradeshow in Canada. It is an event that brings together industry experts, government representatives, and technology providers to showcase the latest advancements in defence technology. ROCK Networks is thrilled to attend CANSEC this year on May 31 and June 1 to showcase our latest satellite… Read More»

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Lessons Learned for Rural ISPs at the CanWISP 2023 Conference

Small internet service providers (ISPs) are essential in bridging the digital divide and ensuring that all Canadians have access to reliable and affordable internet services, regardless of where they live. The Canadian Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (CanWISP), a non-profit organization representing many small ISPs, recently hosted its annual conference. ROCK Networks’ staff attended the… Read More»

The State of Canada’s Provincial and Territorial Broadband Funding

Three years ago, COVID-19 lockdowns forced millions of Canadians to work, learn and access vital services like telemedicine from home. While the transition was easy for those in urban areas with access to reliable, high-speed internet, those living in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities couldn’t keep up. Rural communities have struggled with accessing high-speed internet… Read More»


High-Speed Remote Internet Connectivity for Forestry, Agriculture, and Oil & Gas Operations

Communication is a crucial aspect of any business, especially for industries that operate in remote locations. From employee safety to lost productivity, industries like forestry, agriculture, and oil and gas face challenges in regions where telecommunications networks are unreliable or non-existent. This blog will look at the challenges faced when operating in remote areas and… Read More»


Delivering LEO Satellite Connectivity to Canada’s High North  

As we start the new year, Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity continues to emerge as an accessible and cost-effective communications solution for government customers around the World. The number of countries pursuing LEO satellite communications is expanding at pace with more and more government agencies recognizing its application across an increasing number of use… Read More»

Why Rural Broadband Solutions Are a Worthy Investment

Broadband networks are critical for rural communities. High-speed internet powers business, healthcare, education, agriculture, and more. Unfortunately, rural broadband solutions are also expensive and rural broadband funding can be complicated. Because a significant investment is required, rural broadband networks are typically a low priority for large telcos. Those corporations can enjoy a greater ROI from… Read More»

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The Role of Broadband in Canada’s AgTech Revolution

Agricultural technology (AgTech) is changing the way farms operate. By leveraging new technologies, farms can produce more crops while reducing environmental impacts. Technology helps farmers do more with less, and with the job vacancy rate for agriculture higher than in other industries, farmers need all the help they can get. An RBC report predicts that… Read More»

Investing in the Economy with Broadband 

With a population growth rate 15 times slower than urban areas, rural residents account for 20% of Canada’s population. Despite this stagnation, rural Canada generates 30% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP), driven mainly by agriculture, mining, oil and gas, forestry, fisheries, and aquaculture. However, these industries are modernizing rapidly, and with only 53.4% of residents able… Read More»

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Connecting the Seas with LEO Satellite Internet 

Government agencies, humanitarian organizations, and commercial vessels and ships have struggled to connect to the internet at sea for decades. However, dealing with low bandwidth and unreliable connections, those aboard marine vessels cannot access the same service available on land.   Until recently, maritime operations have relied on geostationary (GEO) satellites to connect to the internet. GEO satellites… Read More»