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Telus to build an office and innovation centre in Victoria, B.C.

Vancouver-based national carrier Telus is planning to build a commercial office and innovation centre in downtown Victoria, B.C. The centre will become Telus’ regional headquarters for approximately 250 employees. It will also be home to an innovation hub that will showcase advanced communications and information technology. The carrier is paying $8.1 million to purchase the […]
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Trudeau says government has not yet made a decision regarding its Huawei 5G security review

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government has not yet decided if it will allow Huawei to participate in the deployment of 5G networks. This comes after the U.K. government has reportedly drawn up a plan to phase out Huawei equipment from its 5G networks by 2023 citing national security concerns. Earlier this year in […]
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Royal Canadian Legion launches online fundraisers for support amid COVID-19 pandemic

Royal Canadian Legion launches online fundraisers for support amid COVID-19 pandemic

Several Royal Canadian Legion branches have started online fundraisers to help with financial setbacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization is continuing to help veterans, but many branches are hoping to receive assistance through fundraising to pay bills, as reported by The Canadian Press. Although branches have access to receive $3 million to help out […]
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Telus offering high-speed internet for $9.95 a month to B.C. students in need

Telus offering high-speed internet for $9.95 a month to B.C. students in need

Vancouver-based national carrier Telus is providing high-speed broadband internet for $9.95 a month to elementary and high school students in need in B.C. The carrier is working with local school boards across the province to offer its Internet for Good program to students in need. Previously, eligibility for the program was focused on families that […]
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Bell clarifies it isnt increasing home phone, internet rates at the moment

Bell clarifies it isn’t increasing home phone, internet rates ‘at the moment’

Bell has clarified that it is currently not implementing rate adjustments after customers received notifications about price increases. “Some customers recently received notification of service rate adjustments for home phone and TV services. We understand this may have been surprising given current events,” the national carrier wrote on Twitter. Bell says that communications for service […]
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Telus commits $10 million to support public healthcare amid COVID-19 outbreak

Telus commits $10 million to support public healthcare amid COVID-19 outbreak

Telus announced that it is committing $10 million to help support public healthcare capacity and community response amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding comes from the Telus Friendly Future Foundation and will go toward purchasing new medical technology and equipment, including ventilators. It will also support food security, outreach to isolated seniors, and virtual education […]
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Microsoft takes down botnet responsible for infecting nine million computers

Microsoft takes down botnet responsible for infecting nine million computers

Microsoft says that it has disrupted a botnet that was behind one of the largest cybercrime networks. The botnet, which is called Necurs, is responsible for infecting around nine million computers around the world. It’s also known as having one of the largest spam email networks. Necurs reportedly creates 3.8 million spam emails every two […]
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Innovation Minister details plan to reduce ‘mid-range’ phone plans by 25 percent

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains has outlined how the government plans to reduce the cost of ‘mid-range’ wireless services by 25 percent within two years. Bains outlined the parameters for the 25 percent reduction, and noted that the Big Three (Bell, Telus, and Rogers and their flanker brands) will be expected to lower the prices for […]
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OnePlus 8 series reportedly to be unveiled mid-April

OnePlus 8 series reportedly to be unveiled mid-April

OnePlus usually launches its regular series around May or June, but it looks like it might switch things up and launch the OnePlus 8 series in mid-April. TechRadar reports that a source close to the company says that the OnePlus 8 series is going to launch in the second week of April. Interestingly, notable leaker […]
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CWTA says benefits of mandated MVNO access are ‘speculative’

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has argued mandated MVNO access would “pull the rug out” from under regional providers. It claimed that such regulation would threaten their capacity to contribute to sustainable competition as independent network operators. “It would instead favour economically inefficient MVNOs whose business model is dependent on gaining regulated access to […]
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