The internet is a massive, almost endless place full of opportunity and potential. And we’re here to share as much of it as we can. So hold on, these articles cover a lot. Like a lot a lot.
Livewire: Understanding the different internet lines in your home.
For most households in Canada, the internet is supplied via one of three different lines installed to homes. Further understanding of these lines can help you make a more informed decision when choosing an ISP that will be best suited for your needs. As well, what kind of options do Canadians have if their home does not have one of these lines?
An inclusive internet... Maybe one day.
In Canada 96.5%, or 36 million of us, can technically access the internet. As of April 2022 there were 5.03 billion internet users around the world—aka 63.1% of the world’s population. But these numbers only tell part of the story. For the internet to be truly inclusive, everyone needs access to it—and that means more than building infrastructure.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Which internet speed should you choose?
They (the big telcos) have been lying to us. Having “the fastest internet speed in the universe” isn’t a necessity. For most of us, it's not even close to being a need. The money-saving truth is: everyone would be more than fine with a reasonable internet speed. Find the speed you need right here.
How to figure out what internet speed you need.
Most of us don’t need high speed internet. Wait. Whaaaaat!? We know, we know. But really. We just think we do because the big telcos make more money selling us super fast internet. And, as you may know, we’re not really into how the big telcos do business. So we decided to explain how to calculate a speed that’s right for you. And, who knows, you might even end up saving some money.
So, is cryptocurrency a good idea or what?
oxio now accepts cryptocurrency. Cool, cool. But, why? Well, we like crypto and once you understand it, we think you might like it too. Decentralized. Transparent. Secure. Cryptocurrencies have the potential to change how we interact with our money.
5 reasons why internet in Canada should be a utility.
The Commission for Complaints for Telecom-Television Services released its 2021 report. And it’s not all sunshine and lollipops. This article takes a look at what this means for internet in Canada.