Registration for the upcoming rural connectivity hackathon is now open!

By Graham Sucha | April 13, 2021

Cybera, in partnership with ISAIC, is hosting a hackathon with the goal of discovering how rural connectivity impacts the quality of life, economic diversification, and education for rural and remote communities in Alberta. Through this four-week online sprint, participants will be able to work in groups, or individually, to solve a real world data challenge. …

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Closing the gap: a look back at the Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum

By Imran Mohiuddin | April 13, 2021

On March 23-24, Cybera hosted the Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum, a two-day virtual event that brought together community leaders and policymakers to discuss the state of connectivity in Alberta. Divided into two days— Community Broadband Updates on day 1 and Regulatory & Technical Solutions on day 2 — the event outlined the infrastructure and funding …

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Alberta Rural Connectivity Coalition Will Address The Province’s Internet Woes

By Admin | April 8, 2021

In an effort to address the internet access and pricing issues that plague thousands of Albertans, a group of community associations, non-profit technology advocates, academics and individuals have teamed up to form the Alberta Rural Connectivity Coalition.  Across Canada, only 46% of rural and remote communities have access to broadband speeds of at least 50 …

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Bi-Fi: Networking with Nature

By Admin | April 1, 2021

April Fools! However, the lack of accessible internet is no laughing matter. Cybera would never think of strapping a wifi hotspot to an animal, but we are always thinking about how to improve access to connectivity. As Alberta’s not-for-profit organization responsible for driving economic growth through the use of digital technology, we strive to keep …

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Cybera has joined the NLNOG RING: a global tool for network testing (and debugging)

By Meagan Hampel | March 3, 2021

Last fall, Cybera joined the NLNOG RING, a global community of network operators that enables fast network debugging. The RING platform essentially provides a trusted network of virtual machines, allowing individual operators to quickly run tests and analyses to pinpoint routing issues. Cybera is one of only a handful of Canadian network operators that have …

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Cybera’s response to the federal committee’s study on broadband connectivity

By Imran Mohiuddin | February 2, 2021

Last week, Cybera submitted a brief to the federal government’s Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU). The INDU committee is currently studying the accessibility and affordability of telecommunications services in Canada.  The INDU committee previously studied broadband affordability and access in 2017. That investigation produced the Broadband Connectivity in Rural Canada: Overcoming the …

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This March, Cybera will be teaming up with organizations in Alberta’s rural connectivity space to host the first annual Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum.

Running online from March 23-24, 2021, the Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum will gather broadband stakeholders from across Alberta to discuss internet access opportunities for residents, businesses, and public organizations.

Recognizing the central importance of broadband to the province’s future, and the lack of a unified response to this problem, the Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum will bring together partners in government, policy and advocacy to share experiences and workshop solutions.

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