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Fibre vs Satellite: Who is the Winner?

We have written extensively about the benefits of fibre internet, especially regarding community-owned broadband networks. With growing numbers of consumers subscribing to Starlink and other satellite communications providers like SES and OneWeb, it may seem like fibre, long touted as a future-proof internet solution, is about to be edged out by satellite. Spoiler alert: it… Read More»

5 Things Municipalities Can Do to Stand Up to the Big Telcos

In the last few months, we haven’t shied away from stating our opinions on (and suspicions of) big telcos that claim they’ll connect rural Canada. We’ve called out their self-serving interests. We’ve recounted their history of letting rural customers down. We’ve even come right out and said big telcos shouldn’t connect rural Canada. We’ve thoroughly… Read More»

Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities Media Release

NORTH BAY, ON – May 18, 2021: The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) Municipal Conference, hosted by the City of Timmins, was held virtually on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021. Using the ZOOM platform provided an opportunity to hear from over 20 presenters, including Prime Minister Trudeau, Premier Ford, Telesat, FedNor, Starlink, intact Insurances, and… Read More»

OneWeb Establishes Key Distribution Partnership for Canada With ROCK Networks

LONDON, UK – May 18, 2021: OneWeb, the global communications network powered from space, announced a distribution partnership for Canada with ROCK Networks, the end-to-end communications systems integrator focused on wireless and broadband solutions. The announcement was made during The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries Canadian Defence Marketplace event. Click the button below… Read More»