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#1021 Redd42

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Posted 08 July 2022 - 11:29 PM

Phone back at 12:30 am
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#1022 todd

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Posted 09 July 2022 - 09:55 AM

I’m still out, at least until the good weather is out. Hope those underwater cables weren’t important

#1023 Redd42

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Posted 09 July 2022 - 02:40 PM

So it was the octopus's fault?


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#1024 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 July 2022 - 02:53 PM

Canada’s industry minister has directed the country’s major telecom companies to reach agreements on emergency roaming, assisting each other during outages and a communication protocol to better inform Canadians during emergencies.

 

François-Philippe Champagne also said that Canada’s broadcast regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, will investigate the recent massive Rogers Communications outage.

 

Champagne made the announcement on Monday after a meeting with executives of the major telecom companies. The aim of the meeting was to “demand they take immediate action to improve the resiliency and reliability of our networks,” he said.

 

“The national outage of telecom services that millions of Canadians experienced in the last few days is unacceptable. Full stop. It affected people across the country, emergency services, small and medium-size businesses and payment systems,” he said on Twitter.

 

“Canadians deserve more from their providers in terms of quality and reliability of service and I will ensure they meet the high standard that Canadians expect, including improving competition, innovation and affordability."

 

The minister said the agreements between the telecoms companies on emergency roaming and other policies must be in place within 60 days. Emergency roaming would give customers the ability to switch to another carrier during an outage.

 

“This is very much similar to what the Federal Communications Commission did in the United States,” said Champagne in a teleconference with journalists on Monday.

 

The industry minister said this formal agreement between the Canadian telecom companies is just the first step.

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...ervices-5563411


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#1025 Nparker

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Posted 11 July 2022 - 03:15 PM

I'd posit that the one day collapse of the entire Interact system, a vital part of the economy, was even more devastating than the loss of 9-11 service for Rogers customers.


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#1026 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 September 2022 - 05:34 AM

Starlink is now active on all continents: Elon Musk

 

 

San Francisco: Tech billionaire Elon Musk on Monday announced that Starlink, the ..
 



#1027 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 September 2022 - 05:41 AM

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#1028 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 October 2022 - 01:56 PM

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#1029 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 October 2022 - 04:42 PM

Ottawa rejects Rogers's original bid for access to Shaw's wireless frequencies

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6614573

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 October 2022 - 04:43 PM.


#1030 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 November 2022 - 05:22 AM

Why is it Alexa, not Alex? A century of hard-coded sexism in tech, experts say

 
 

Alexa, Siri, Cortana and other digital assistants are built on a century of seeing computers as women

 

https://www.cbc.ca/r...ideas-1.6636802


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 05 November 2022 - 05:22 AM.


#1031 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 November 2022 - 04:24 PM

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#1032 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 02:07 AM

Canada's cost-per-gigabyte is seven times more expensive than Australia, 25 times more than Ireland and France, and 1,000 times more than Finland, according to the analysis.

Marketplace calculated the data usage of common cellphone tasks using Rewheel's cost-per-gigabyte analysis in order to put those numbers into perspective.


https://www.cbc.ca/n...bills-1.6711205

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 13 January 2023 - 02:07 AM.


#1033 Ismo07

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 08:25 AM

Why is it Alexa, not Alex? A century of hard-coded sexism in tech, experts say

 
 

Alexa, Siri, Cortana and other digital assistants are built on a century of seeing computers as women

 

https://www.cbc.ca/r...ideas-1.6636802

 

Hmm I thought you could change many of these now to different voices and even different accents.



#1034 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 January 2023 - 06:02 PM

The world's largest RV maker says it will add SpaceX's Starlink to its 2023 tiny homes on wheels

 

https://www.business...m-tiffin-2023-1



#1035 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 January 2023 - 06:03 PM

SpaceX inks Starlink deal with Carnival Cruise Ships

 

https://driveteslaca...l-cruise-ships/



#1036 Nparker

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Posted 19 January 2023 - 06:15 PM

From last September: https://www.cruisema...arlink-internet



#1037 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 January 2023 - 06:18 PM

Carnival joins a growing list of Starlink Maritime customers in the cruising space. Cruise lines currently using the service include Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Hurtigruten. 



#1038 Nparker

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Posted 19 January 2023 - 06:21 PM

I expect to be accessing Starlink aboard the Celebrity BEYOND in just over 3 months. I'll report back my findings.


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#1039 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 January 2023 - 06:22 PM

 I'll report back my findings.

 

In real time?



#1040 Nparker

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Posted 19 January 2023 - 06:23 PM

In real time?

That will depend a lot on my upgraded beverage package.


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