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Who Do You Use?

In Western Canada there are a startling lack of options to choose from. Most businesses stick with one of the “Big Three” or mix and match services between them. 457 more words


Unplugged: Cellphones mark 30 years in Canada

TORONTO – Victor Surerus says the $2,700 he paid for his first cellphone 30 years ago was worth every penny.

It was July 1985 and Surerus says he needed the phone to help run his business as a travelling funeral director out of Peterborough, Ont. 582 more words


Telus poised for major investment in Calgary fibre optic network

Telus is poised to make a major investment in its fibre-optic network in Calgary similar to the $1-billion initiative recently announced for Edmonton.

The telecom giant says it’s working with the City of Calgary on permission to install its infrastructure but could not put a specific dollar amount on the proposed investment. 511 more words


Ontario court approves Rogers-Mobilicity wireless deal

TORONTO – An Ontario court has given its OK to a deal that will see Rogers Communications purchase Mobilicity.

Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) will also sell some spectrum to Wind Mobile, which has emerged as one of the leading challengers to Canada’s three biggest wireless companies – Rogers, Telus (TSX:T) and BCE’s Bell (TSX:BCE). 94 more words


Homeowner fights installation of cellphone antenna

Last Friday, a couple in Beaconsfield were able to put a temporary stop to the installation of what is called a small cell receiver on a hydro pole in their front yard and across the street from a park. 538 more words

West Island Gazette

Steelhead residents regularly without power thanks to copper thieves

WATCH: Some residents in the District of Mission say they feel like they’re living in the past. They don’t get cell reception – and for the fourth time in two months, metal thieves have cut their phone lines. 271 more words


Blacks to close all stores August 8

TORONTO – Photography chain Blacks is shuttering all of its 59 stores in Canada after nearly 70 years of selling pictures, albums and frames to capture treasured family moments. 229 more words