Teksavvy and other small ISPs to raise internet rates in response to cabinet decision last week

Several independent internet service providers are raising their prices, blaming a recent federal cabinet decision that suggested the country’s telecom regulator erred when it ordered lower wholesale broadband rates last year.

Customers of Teksavvy Solutions Inc., Distributel Communications Ltd. and Start.ca can expect to see their monthly internet bills rise between $5 and $10. The increases come after the federal cabinet signalled to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) last week that it should allow Canada’s large phone and cable companies to charge independent ISPs more for access to their networks so as not to stifle investment in telecom infrastructure.

“Unfortunately we just had no choice,” said Matt Stein, chief executive of Distributel, of the company’s decision to raise its prices by $5 to $10 a month, at least until a final decision is reached. The CRTC is in the midst of reviewing the wholesale rates.

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Quantum internet breakthrough could help make hacking a thing of the past

The advent of mass working from home has made many people more aware of the security risks of sending sensitive information via the internet. The best we can do at the moment is make it difficult to intercept and hack your messages — but we can’t make it impossible.

3D illustration of the future of the internet. Quantum internet.

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3D illustration of the future of the internet. Quantum internet.

What we need is a new type of internet: the quantum internet. In this version of the global network, data is secure, connections are private and your worries about information being intercepted are a thing of the past.


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My colleagues and I have just made a breakthrough, published in Science Advances, that will make such a quantum internet possible by scaling up the concepts behind it using existing telecommunications infrastructure.

Our current way of protecting online data is to encrypt it using mathematical problems

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Comments of R Street Institute Opposing the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Petition for Rulemaking

As society continues to adapt to the digital world, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stands at the forefront to facilitate the development and deployment of necessary broadband infrastructure that makes this transition possible. The FCC has taken this role to heart, consistently removing outdated regulations that impede technological advancement.[1] Over the last four years, the FCC has also worked to undo past regulatory overreach, ensuring that it remains within its statutory authority granted by Congress.[2] Indeed, the efforts by the FCC have helped pave the way for a massive increase in online traffic and the growth of a wide variety of services that consumers use to check news, find information and stay connected with friends.[3]

But with all advancement comes growing pains. In recent years, many have begun to worry about the role that social media plays in the national conversation. Disinformation campaigns using social media seek

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Hamilton, Robbinsville mayors demand BPU investigation of Optimum internet service provider | News

HAMILTON — Enough is enough.

Numerous customers of Optimum telecom service in Robbinsville and Hamilton are complaining of poor service, prompting the mayors of both townships to demand an investigation.

“Both municipalities’ residents have experienced similar, unacceptable issues and a lack of timely remediation from Optimum,” Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin said Tuesday in a press statement, adding he and Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried “will fight for our residents by partnering together on this issue and hope that by doing so it will provide for a stronger likelihood of these concerns being taken seriously by the state.”

Fried in a statement said Optimum has “failed” in its duty to furnish safe, adequate and proper service for its customers, adding, “We should not have to continuously pressure this provider to do its job.”

Attorneys for both townships sent letters to the New Jersey state Board of Public Utilities last week asking BPU

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Cloud and IT are empowering the modern workforce – and partnerships empower the modern telco

Sponsored It takes more than a strong internet connection for businesses to say they are evolving in today’s climate. Businesses must be agile and efficient to meet changing market requirements – and to take advantage of the growth opportunities offered, they need to incorporate new technology and tailored services that have holistic long-term digital perspective.

In this digital age, companies that provide convenience and efficiency are winning the game.

Eastern Communications, a Philippine-based telco, sees the need for businesses to leverage technology. The demand led the company to expand their network and evolve into a full-service provider of world-class telecommunications services for the modern workplace.

High speed global connectivity

Empowering global businesses such as banking and finance, transport and distribution, ICT and business process outsourcing companies, Eastern Communications provides enterprise-grade data services to ensure fast and reliable connection between geographically dispersed sites.

Eastern International Private Leased Line Circuit (IPLC) offers

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CenturyLink outage causes global Internet shutdown

The CenturyLink outage caused a major, global Internet breakdown this past weekend. Following a widespread assumption that a massive cyberattack took down the Internet on Sunday, an American multinational telecom company CenturyLink acknowledged its role in the global Internet shutdown.

Global Internet shutdown causes panic

The CenturyLink outage briefly took down the Internet in several parts of the world. The company acknowledged the issue in a tweet:

“We are able to confirm that all services impacted by today’s IP outage have been restored. We understand how important these services are to our customers, and we sincerely apologize for the impact this outage caused,” CenturyLink said on Sunday.

What all websites and networks were impacted?

As a result of the outage, a whole host of online services including Cloudflare, the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Amazon, Hulu became inaccessible. Cloudflare is responsible to keep the websites up and running. So, as soon

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GIC, Brookfield Team Up On $3.4B Indian Telecom Biz Deal

Law360 (September 1, 2020, 10:28 AM EDT) — A group featuring Singapore sovereign investor GIC and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has agreed to buy an India-based telecom tower business featuring about 135,000 communication towers from Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd. for roughly $3.4 billion, the companies said Tuesday.

The terms of the transaction will see the group — comprising affiliates of GIC Pte. Ltd., Brookfield and other unidentified co-investors — acquire the telecommunication network of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd., according to a statement from GIC. 

The target’s portfolio includes about 135,000 communication towers that were recently erected and are…

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In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the

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5G and Edge Computing-Cloud Workloads Shifting to the Edge, Forecast to 2024

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The term ‘Edge Computing’ refers to computing that pushes intelligence, data processing, analytics, and communication capabilities down to where the data originates, that is, at network gateways or directly at endpoints. The aim is to reduce latency, ensure highly efficient networks and operations, as well as service delivery and an improved user experience.

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By extending computing closer to the data source, edge computing enables latency-sensitive computing, offers greater business agility through better control and faster insights, lowers operating expenses, and results in more efficient network bandwidth support.Key characteristics of edge computing include:
• Computing power in the network or ‘on-premises’
• Proximity
• Real-time data processing
• Wide geo-distributionThere have been 3 major computing revolutions in industrial applications—mainframe, client server, and cloud computing.

Taking up where these paradigms left off, edge computing is establishing itself as a

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Digital Payment Market Outlook By Drivers, Restraints and 2020-2024 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 02, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Global Digital Payment Market Research Report: by Component (Solution and Services), by Deployment (Cloud and On-Premise), by Organization Size (Large Enterprise and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)), by Vertical (BFSI, Media & Entertainment, IT & Telecommunication, Hospitality, Healthcare, Retail & E-Commerce and others), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and the Middle East & Africa) – Forecast till 2024

The Global Digital Payment Market is expected to register a 16.77% CAGR, exhibiting substantial growth during the forecast period. The market was valued at USD 40,633.3 million in 2018; it is expected to reach USD 120,245.9 million by 2025. North America accounted for the largest market value of USD 13,864.1 million in 2018; the market is expected to register a CAGR of 17.50% during the forecast period.

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Passive Authentication Market Outlook By Industry Size, Share, Revenue, Regions and Top Key Players Analysis-Global Forecast till 2023

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Passive Authentication Market Research Report Information, By Component (Solution, Services), Deployment (On-premise, Cloud), Organization Size, Vertical (BFSI, Government, IT & Telecom, Healthcare, Media and Entertainment) – Global Forecast till 2023

The global passive authentication market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.6% during the forecast period and reach $1351.3 million by 2023.Enterprises install Context Directory Agent (CDA) in the enterprise network to collect user identity information. This information is collected when users log into the network. This type of identity mapping is considered passive identity mapping. With passive authentication, the user identity is obtained by checking a mapping of IP addresses to user identity. Authentication is passive because the user is not prompted to provide credentials.

The Final Report will cover the impact analysis of COVID-19 on this industry:


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