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Registration for 2021 Data Science for Albertans Fellowships is now open!

By Graham Sucha / May 13, 2021

Budding data scientists and industry partners have until June 13 to apply Cybera is happy to announce the return of the Data Science for Albertans Fellowship program. From July 19 – August 27, emerging data scientists (Fellows) will be paired with industry partners, including entrepreneurs, startups, or small to medium-sized companies who are …

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Cybera’s take on Canada signing the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement

By Imran Mohiuddin / May 5, 2021

On May 3, 2021, Cybera submitted its response to Global Affairs Canada’s consultation on Canada’s possible accession to the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA).  The Digital Economy Partnership Agreement is a new international trade policy instrument that aims to address the transborder governance of a number of emerging digital economy …

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Twitter Slackbot: Combining the potential of Twitter and Slack

By Vishal Balashankar / Apr 29, 2021

The article below describes the work of Team DataMasters during a recent month-long Professional Development competition at Cybera.  With the COVID-19 situation rapidly evolving, it’s important to adhere to the public health guidelines and stay up-to-date with the latest information from the government and public health officers. At times, it …

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Federal Budget 2021 invests in research, connectivity and data governance

By Imran Mohiuddin / Apr 26, 2021

On April 19, the federal government tabled its 2021 budget: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth and Resilience. The first federal budget tabled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it contained a number of economic measures to address Canada’s path to recovery over the next year and onwards, including …

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Registration for the upcoming rural connectivity hackathon is now open!

By Graham Sucha / Apr 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 …

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

By Imran Mohiuddin / Apr 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 …

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

By Imran Mohiuddin / Apr 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 …

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Bi-Fi: Networking with Nature

By Admin / Apr 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 …

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

By Meagan Hampel / Mar 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 …

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

By Imran Mohiuddin / Feb 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 …

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CYBERA IS SEEKING K-12 ADVISORS

By Admin / Jan 20, 2021

Cybera is looking to develop a new project or service for the K-12 sector that we can begin implementing in 2021/22. We are therefore inviting interested Albertans to join our K-12 advisory group, which will: Brainstorm new projects / services Advise on the development of those projects / services, as well as how Cybera can evolve …

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Happy Holidays from Cybera!

By Admin / Dec 17, 2020

(We’re dropping the price of our Internet Buying Group, again) As we head into the holiday season (and finally draw this year to a close!), Cybera is pleased to offer some good news for 2021: we are dropping the price of bandwidth in the Internet Buying Group from $1.30 per …

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