Internet

Research networks avoid the pitfalls of US net neutrality changes – for now

Author: Cathy Bogaart, Director, Marketing and Communications, Orion. Undoubtedly, you have seen the recent news coverage about the US Federal Communications Commission repealing Obama-era net neutrality regulations. Many fear that US-based Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will change the way people access applications and services over the internet, no matter if they are living in the US …

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Is internet as vital as electricity?

BCNet’s 2017 opening keynote speaker, cybersecurity expert Robert Herjavec (yes, the guy from Dragons Den and Shark Tank) proposed that the internet has evolved to become as necessary as electricity. He put it more eloquently than this, but essentially, he believes that the internet will soon be everywhere on earth and connected to everything, to …

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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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