The Agora

(noun) A gathering place. (In ancient Greece) a public space used for assemblies and debate.

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It's the internet's fault.

IYKYK: How the internet changed language.

Thanks to the internet, language is evolving faster than ever. And, while some of us fully adopt ‘doomscrolling’ and ‘fitspo’, others cringe as they migrate from the twitter-verse to the spoken word. But, language has always evolved and if we accept that, then the internet can teach us all about it. And no, it’s not all SPAM.

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Yeona Lee
Customer Care Specialist
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Life at oxio.

I am a customer care specialist with Telephonophobia.

At oxio we’re convinced that online customer service is better. I hate talking on the phone–I should know, I did it for 5 years at another company. Here’s my perspective as a customer care specialist at oxio and I hope I can convince you that, yes, online customer care is better.

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Nycolas Janelle-Rathé
Customer Care Specialist
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Life at oxio.

Structuring our software department.

At oxio, we’re pretty obsessed with optimization. So we treated the organization of our software dev. department as a resource optimization problem. Obviously. We went back to basics and are confident about our answer. (It’s all about productivity, accountability, autonomy.) You could take my word for it, or you can read more about it.

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Olivier Falardeau
Head of Engineering
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What’s the deal with Canada’s internet?

Canada’s telecommunications industry could be a TV show. The big three and their independent ISP buying spree, the high prices, the epic outages, the bad customer service. It’s all over the place. And none of it is easy to understand. We’re here to help.

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David Purkis
Brand & Content Lead
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A fable about the internet in Canada.

A long, long time ago (sometime in the 19th century), in a very, very distant world (Canada), there was an enchanted forest where a few bloated bees (the big telcos) and a lot of ardent ants (the independent ISPs) worked hard to bring honey (internet) to all the animals of the forest. This is a fable to help you understand the internet in Canada.

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David Purkis
Brand & Content Lead
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The future of Canada’s internet: What’s the key to affordability?

Us Canadians pay a lot for our internet. This is something the government, the big telcos, you and us all agree on. But the why—and the what to do about it—is another story. Misleading info. Lack of regulation. It’s just the way it is. We’ve heard it all. And it’s all kind of true. We teamed up with OpenMedia to start sifting through the facts.

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OpenMedia
Content Partner
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Is a smart home for you? Maybe. Maybe not.

Smart homes can seem intimidating. Or they can look like the coolest thing in the world. It’s all very subjective. But there are some facts out there and we want to tell you about them. “Okay Google, movie atmosphere. … No, I said: MOVIE ATMOSPHERE. … Okay Google, turn off the fire alarm.”

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David Purkis
Brand & Content Lead
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It's the internet's fault.

How the internet changed self identity: Social Media

Most of us know about the negative impacts of social media on our mental health. Yes, influencers (and the companies that sponsor them) have twisted the concept of the ideal lifestyle—lifting it to unachievable heights. But, the root problems are the social network’s algorithms that intentionally manipulate human behavior.

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Imperfect
Content Partner
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It's the internet's fault.

How the internet changed adventure.

In 2021, Guillaume Moreau and Nicolas Roulx did something no one else had ever done before: they crossed the 7600kms that make up Canada’s North-South axis by ski, canoe and bicycle. It took over 234 days. But they didn’t do it alone. The Internet was with them every step of the way.

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Nicolas Roulx
Akor Expedition
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Life at oxio.

Breaking up with my boss. My oxio hiring story.

Breaking up with your boss isn’t easy, but it just might get you the job. Just like that statement, the hiring process at oxio is nothing short of unordinary. Come take a dive into our unique application process and find out what our management really looks for. (HINT: it’s not your resume.)

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Shion Periy
Customer Care Specialist