Telus aims to bridge digital divide with $9.95 Internet for low-income families in Alberta

Telus Corp. will expand its pilot program that offers affordable Internet to low-income families, a move that comes as the federal government tries to tackle the problem of affordable access to broadband. The Vancouver-based telecommunications giant announced Thursday that it will offer its 25 Mbps plan that usually costs about $50 per month for $9.95…

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‘A disruptive showman’: CRTC boss has no regrets about battling Canada’s big telcos as term nears end

Jean-Pierre Blais has little patience for nostalgia as he nears the end of his five-year term at the helm of Canada’s telecommunications and broadcast regulator. The chairman, known for his authoritative leadership style, is so driven to complete his agenda at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission before his contract expires in June that he’s…

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