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Association des fournisseurs de service internet sans fil (CanWISP)

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  • September 24, 2020 9:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Liberal Government Throne Speech 2020

    Assuring Canadians that broadband internet for all is still a priority

    OTTAWA - September 23, 2020 - Today’s Throne Speech from the Liberal government provides renewed hope that better internet for Canadians is on its way.  “The Government will accelerate the connectivity timelines and ambitions of the Universal Broadband Fund to ensure that all Canadians, no matter where they live, have access to high-speed internet.”

    “There’s a reason that some Canadians don’t have access to reliable broadband internet,” says Scott Holmes, President of CanWISP.  “It’s not a simple problem to fix.  It will take effort and investment from many parties and cooperation on many levels.  We applaud the commitment to accelerate the program design and implementation of the Universal Broadband Fund.”

    The need for consistent broadband internet in all parts of the country has never been more obvious than in the past months.  The work-from-home mandate has collided with inconsistent internet service.  Stories of remote work success have been tempered by frustrating video-conferencing experiences of others and even broken meetings of Canadian Parliament.

    “Our members stand ready to leverage their existing networks with new capital and government assistance,” says Holmes.  “Internet is a driver of economic development everywhere.  The most dramatic impact will be realized when rural Canadians have the broadband internet they deserve.”

    CanWISP (Canadian Association of Wireless Internet Service Providers / Association des fournisseurs de service internet sans fil)

    CanWISP represents Canadian Wireless Internet Service Providers.  We participate in legislative, regulatory and policy-informing processes on behalf of our member ISPs.  Our members provide fixed-wireless Internet access to households and business across Canada on networks that they have built, operate and maintain.  Our members live in, invest in, and employ people in the predominantly rural communities they serve. For further information, visit www.canwisp.ca.


  • April 02, 2020 8:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Enjoy these memories / Profitez de ces souvenirs.

    CanWISP 2020 Photo Album

  • March 06, 2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CanWISP predicts rural internet will be improved with the upcoming 3500MHz spectrum auction

    OTTAWA (MARCH 6, 2020) – The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced rules for the 3500 MHz spectrum auction yesterday that will assist rural internet service providers in providing higher-speed internet services. 

    As Mr. Bains noted, “The 3500 MHz bands are recognized around the world as one of the key spectrum bands for 5G technologies. This spectrum will support higher speeds, increased data usage and new applications.” 

    By setting aside spectrum for small and regional companies, internet service providers, such as CanWISP members, will have increased access to these key spectrum bands providing the foundation for better service to their customers.  The auctioned price for this spectrum should be more affordable for these smaller companies that typically serve rural Canadians. 

    During the Consultation on a Policy and Licensing Framework for Spectrum in the 3500MHz Band, CanWISP requested that spectrum be set aside for smaller, regional telecommunications service providers and that spectrum be auctioned in smaller geographic blocks than had been done previously. 

    CanWISP is eager to see how the recently announced rules for the 3500MHz spectrum auction will result in greater competition and better internet services for rural Canadians.  The set-aside spectrum is significant progress in making spectrum more available to smaller service providers that are already investing in servicing rural Canadians. 

     

    About CanWISP

    CanWISP represents Canadian Wireless Internet Service Providers in Canada.  We participate in legislative, regulatory and policy-informing processes on behalf of our member ISPs.  Our members provide fixed-wireless Internet access to households and business across Canada on networks that they have built, operate and maintain.  Our members live in, invest in and employ people in the predominantly rural communities they serve.

     

    For more information, contact:

    Scott Holmes | President

    1.877.370.4439

    scott@canwisp.ca

    (PDF)

     


  • November 06, 2019 10:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CanWISP has been busy over the past months.  We have represented the Canadian WISP Industry by participating in various consultations with ISED and the CRTC.  Be sure to check out our Government Representation page (https://www.canwisp.ca/Canwisp-Representation-Work).  These consultations take place over many months and require a significant investment of time and funding.

    We have participated in efforts to:

    Highlight the need for more appropriately priced spectrum fees for Point-To-Point links. (January and February 2019 - ISED: Consultation on License Fees for Point-to-Point Radio Systems (DGSO-001-18) )

    I encourage you to have a look at the submissions on the CRTC and ISED websites accessible via the included links.

  • September 13, 2019 7:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We're back  at  Hilton Lac-Leamy in 2020 (March 2-4)!


  • May 31, 2019 9:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are some photos from our last event.  We're back  at  Hilton Lac-Leamy in 2020 (March 2-4) so watch for the announcement.  Until then enjoy the memories ...

    CanWISP 2019 Photos

    Jonathan Black

  • April 15, 2019 9:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The CanWISP 2019 Conference is 'done and dusted'.  Based on the feedback survey it was a big success.  Thank you to all of you who attended.  The Conference presentations are available here.

    CanWISP 2019 Conference Presentations

  • October 01, 2018 3:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you find yourself at WISPAPALOOZA  (http://www.wispa.org/Events/WISPAPALOOZA-2018) on Thanksgiving Day and want to talk hockey or CRTC / ISED and a bit of Canadian eh! then come to Fogo de Chão at 360 E. Flamingo Road (https://fogodechao.com/location/las-vegas/).  We'll be meeting there at 7:30PM (Monday, Oct 8).  If you can, let me know beforehand (jblack@canwisp.ca). 

  • August 22, 2018 1:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Canwisp 2019 Conference will be held at Hilton Lac-Leamy on March 25-27,2019.  Registration will open in September.  Watch for announcements about the agenda, speakers and pre-conference seminars.

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