Category: Broadband

March 17, 2017 Tom No comments exist

  Municipalities, communities, ISP, telecoms are quickly learning the two buzz words in Broadband – middle mile and last mile. They are mentioned in almost all funding programs for broadband provincially and federally in Canada.   The Middle Mile is an industry term that best describes the network infrastructure to the last mile ( i.e….

February 9, 2017 Tom No comments exist

One of the biggest new stories to hit rural Canada communities was “CRTC declares Broadband internet access a basic service” on Dec 22, 2016..  Imagine having 50 Mbps downloads and 10 Mbps uploads for your household residence or business in a your rural community. CRTC indicated that 82% of households and businesses currently have the above speed…

December 16, 2016 Tom No comments exist

Recently, Nova Scotia Dept. of Business and Federal Gov’t Dept .of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada have introduced two new Broadband programs to assist municipalities and communities. Both programs seem to be concentrating on Middle Mile (Backbone, Bandwidth, fibre) more so than the last mile.   The Nova Scotia Dept. of Business introduce late…

June 10, 2016 Tom No comments exist

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities recently submitted its final submission to the CRTC Review of Basic Telecommunication Services on May 25, 2016. In FCM’s view, the Commission’s current target speeds for broadband – a minimum of 5Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload are no longer sufficient to to meet the minimum needs of Canadians. It…

February 28, 2016 Tom No comments exist

  The gap between urban and rural broadband continues and unfortunately it is widening. In 2006, it was 10-20 megabits for download speeds (Cable) in urban cities and 1.0-1.5 Mbps or less for rural (DSL & dial-up). Now in 2016, it is 50-100 Mbps download speeds and higher in urban centres (Fibre OP) and some…

January 13, 2016 Tom No comments exist

  Since Victoria County’s Broadband Strategy in 2009, alot has happen in technology and in Broadband speeds. South Korea is the number one country with Internet Connection Speeds according to Akamai 2015 rankings with 20.5 Mbps average. Canada is ranked 17th in the world with an average of 11.9 Mbps. According to Akamai, 87% of…