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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.)
Is tech support messing with you?
In a world of seemingly infinite tech problems and finite support, it is becoming increasingly necessary to be self-sufficient in searching for solutions. This article aims to break down the most common internet issues and demystify their respective troubleshooting processes.
How the internet changed our relationship to ghosts: A reflection on ghosting.
On nights during which a blood-red moon renders everything it touches eerie and where the silence is broken by the sound of Fireball shots being clinked together, the ghosts of today come back to haunt us in the wee hours of the morning with a “U up?” glowing on our phones.
The oxio emails.
Email is dead and gone. We hear that a lot, but… far from it. Email marketing is very much still alive, and today we guide you through some of the messages we send directly to your inboxes.
5 reasons NOT to change internet providers when moving
We’re constantly searching out the best services, for the best prices. For some, moving means changing their home internet service provider, but that’s not necessarily the right decision to make. Coming up: we reveal 5 reasons not to change internet service providers when you move!