5 of Trashiest Emails Parler Has Sent Me

Photo: parler In fall 2020 I was making a lot of really bad life decisions. I don’t know if it was the stress of the pandemic, the chaos in my personal life, or my journalistic obligations to stay up on tech news, but for some reason I decided to sign up for Parler. That wasn’t … Read more

N.S. premier slams telecom providers for ‘poor participation’ during Fiona response

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston is calling on the federal government to hold telecommunications companies accountable after post-tropical storm Fiona swept through the region over the weekend, leaving many without power — and the ability to communicate. In a letter Wednesday to François-Philippe Champagne, the federal minister of Innovation, Science and Industry — and the … Read more

Beanfield Acquires Vancouver-Based Urbanfibre

Continues rapid expansion of fiber footprint into Canada’s West Coast [Urbanfibre customers will not see any immediate changes to the services as a result of this transaction] ———————- TORONTO, July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Beanfield, owner and operator of the largest independent fiber-optic network in Toronto and Montreal, today announced the acquisition of Urbanfibre, … Read more

Rogers replaces chief technology officer two weeks after nationwide outage

Rogers is replacing its chief technology and information officer, just two weeks after the telecommunications giant experienced a nationwide shutdown that left millions of customers without phone, internet and TV service. Canada’s largest cellphone provider confirmed to the Star on Thursday morning that Ron McKenzie is taking over for Jorge Fernandes “effective immediately.” McKenzie, a … Read more

Rogers outage leads to questions about compensation and competition as service rumbles back to life

As everything from debit cards to 911 services trickled back to life a day after a nationwide outage at Rogers, fury continued to mount at the company, while CEO Tony Staffieri finally shed some light on just what went wrong. In a statement late Saturday afternoon, Staffieri blamed “a network system failure following a maintenance … Read more

Rogers outage is why Canada needs more telecom competition

A sweeping Rogers Communications Inc. network outage that cut internet access and caused trouble for first-responders has consumer advocates and antitrust experts calling for greater competition within Canada’s telecommunications industry and a public inquiry into what went wrong. The nationwide shutdown, which sent millions of Rogers customers scrambling to find internet, is a warning sign … Read more