Cellphones

Rogers Communications says Nanaimo is the first city in Canada to receive the company’s high-speed, high-capacity 3500 MHz 5G service. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

B.C. city Canada’s first to connect to Rogers’ new high-capacity network

Company says 3500 MHz 5G debuting in Nanaimo will benefit wide range of clients

 

Alison Nicholson, the CVRD’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, doesn’t want to see a cell tower constructed in Sahtlam until siting policies are in place. (File photo)

CVRD won’t support cell tower in Sahtlam

Board votes 8-7 against tower in a tight vote

 

Alison Nicholson, the CVRD’s director for Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora, has concerns around a proposal by Telus Communications to construct a new cell tower in Sahtlam. (File photo)

New cell tower proposed for Sahtlam

Telus looking to improve cell coverage

 

Rogers Communications has temporarily paused its application to install a cell tower on land owned by the City of Duncan. (File photo)
Rogers Communications has temporarily paused its application to install a cell tower on land owned by the City of Duncan. (File photo)
Rogers Communications has announced plans to bring cell service to Hwy. 4 between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)

Better cell service for Island’s West Coast coming, how much better unclear

Rogers announces new towers for Alberni/Tofino link, Ucluelet mayor wondering what that means

Rogers Communications has announced plans to bring cell service to Hwy. 4 between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)
Duncan Coun. Tom Duncan said at a recent council meeting that if the city doesn’t have a cell-phone policy, it would be like the wild west in the municipality when considering applications for them. (File photo)

City of Duncan approves new cell tower policy

Rogers Communications has applied to install tower on city land

Duncan Coun. Tom Duncan said at a recent council meeting that if the city doesn’t have a cell-phone policy, it would be like the wild west in the municipality when considering applications for them. (File photo)
Rogers Communications will soon be holding a public consultation process on its proposal to install a new cell-phone tower on land owned by the City of Duncan. (File photo)
Rogers Communications will soon be holding a public consultation process on its proposal to install a new cell-phone tower on land owned by the City of Duncan. (File photo)
North Cowichan moves forward with its development of a new cell tower policy. (File photo)

North Cowichan developing new cell tower policy

Public consultations and meetings will likely be part of new cell tower policy

North Cowichan moves forward with its development of a new cell tower policy. (File photo)
North Cowichan councillor Rob Douglas. (File photo)

North Cowichan denies application for two cell towers

Council receives lots of correspondence opposed to application

North Cowichan councillor Rob Douglas. (File photo)
North Cowichan to consider implementing a new policy on cell towers in the municipality. (File photo)

North Cowichan to consider cell tower policy

Rogers Communications proposal prompts North Cowichan to revisit policy on the structures

North Cowichan to consider implementing a new policy on cell towers in the municipality. (File photo)
A Shaw Communications sign at the company’s headquarters in Calgary, on January 14, 2015. Shaw Communications Inc. has launched its FreeRange TV mobile streaming app, bringing the company in line with rivals in offering its full TV service to any subscriber with an Internet or mobile data connection. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Shaw Mobile launches in Alberta, B.C., alongside Shaw’s Freedom Mobile

Shaw’s existing Freedom Mobile service competes with Telus, Rogers and Bell

A Shaw Communications sign at the company’s headquarters in Calgary, on January 14, 2015. Shaw Communications Inc. has launched its FreeRange TV mobile streaming app, bringing the company in line with rivals in offering its full TV service to any subscriber with an Internet or mobile data connection. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
One of Canada’s major mobile service providers and its affiliated brands appear to have set the stage for a battle with the federal government over the timing of proposed wireless rate cuts. A woman is silhouetted as the Telus Corp. logo is displayed on a screen during a company event in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Telus and affiliates tell customers they’ve already met Liberal rate-cut pledge

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s election platform included a promise to slash cellphone rates by 25 per cent

One of Canada’s major mobile service providers and its affiliated brands appear to have set the stage for a battle with the federal government over the timing of proposed wireless rate cuts. A woman is silhouetted as the Telus Corp. logo is displayed on a screen during a company event in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The 672 area code will come to B.C. starting May 4. (File photo)

New area code rolling out in B.C. this spring

All phone numbers with current area codes are set to run out by May 2020

The 672 area code will come to B.C. starting May 4. (File photo)
UVic launches school cellphone study in Greater Victoria

UVic launches school cellphone study in Greater Victoria

Parents, students encouraged to fill out online questionnaire as part of research project

UVic launches school cellphone study in Greater Victoria