Advocacy

Does where you live affect your network quality?

By the Cybera Data Science Team Introduction In our first blog, we used network speed test data captured by Ookla (speedtest.net) to analyze how internet speeds have changed in Canada from 2008-2014. While upload and download speeds are critical factors for people looking to participate in the digital economy, other factors such as network quality …

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Canada’s Internet Performance: What the Numbers Show

By the Cybera Data Science Team Introduction To an ever increasing degree, participation in the economy and society at large is mediated by the internet. If people don’t have good internet access, they feel disenfranchised. Currently in Canada, there are many, many people who feel disenfranchised. For several years now, it has seemed that internet …

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Cybera recognized for its support of gender diversity in IT

This week, Cybera’s Vice President of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Barb Carra, was pleased to represent Cybera as it accepted the inaugural KNOVO Award of Distinction for corporate gender diversity. Cybera was one of 11 organizations honoured at the awards ceremony, which was held on Tuesday in Calgary’s Jubilee Auditorium. KNOVO was launched in 2015 …

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CRTC Wraps Up Hearing on the Future of Broadband in Canada

Last month, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) wrapped up a three-week hearing on the future of broadband in Canada. Nearly 90 academics, public interest groups, individuals, municipalities, and telecom companies appeared before the commission to comment on the feasibility of including high speed internet as a “basic telecommunications service.” The scope of the …

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