Canadian Telecom Costs So High

Canadian Telecom Costs So High


Despite the promises sent out by their government in order to improve greater affordability and choice, new reports claim that the Canadians are still being ripped off by the high costs of their subscription by the telecom giants.

Golden GrowthJust last year, CRTC, which is the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission has released its Communications Monitoring Report of last year, that provides information about the communications sector of the country. It has confirmed that the people of the country are hit with a yearly increase of at least 3.2 percent of the costs of their telecom services, even when the government has kept on promising to lower its prices. It also shows that the country itself still has a very long way to go when it comes to achieving affordable rates on the Internet and mobile phone. Canadians will have to endure and continue paying their high priced usage of their telecom service, not to mention that they have some of the worst data and that subscribing to a greater speed on the broadband Internet is a struggle. The more you upgrade, the more your monthly bills will highly increase along with it, too. However, a growing number of Canadians are going against the cost of the bills that soars higher than the skies, calling all other networks that they are opened to have more independent operations over their services.

canadiantvIt seems that the Canadians are being overcharged and not to mention, under-served by their telecom companies for several years, which is nowhere near the performance of service and costs of their global counterparts. The local economy and the citizens of Canada will suffer more in the following years if the three Big Conglomerates are in control of over 90 percent of the telecom services. It is high time that the decision makers of the country take a huge step forward and confront the dysfunctional and broken telecom market, by opening these markets in order for a new, innovative and affordable services can flourish well in the country.

The report further continues to show that the Canadians’ interest in using online services has increased over the past few years, the problem to it is that the costs for using such service has increased as well. It even gets worse when the telecom giants are just using this to their advantage, exploiting the data’s information on the increased usage of data as a way for them to gain dominance over the market. If you compare it with other countries’ user experience with the Internet, they have far more affordable and flexible plans because they are offered wider choices. Canadians are demanding this to stop.

logo-samengevoegd-klein-737358It is quite unimaginable that amongst the developed countries in the world, Canada is lagging far behind from them all. The high prices over the telecom service subscription is a direct result of how over 90 percent of the broken wireless industry is controlled by the only 3 Telecom conglomerates, and the local Canadians are left with nothing else but to subscribe from them, because they are left with no other options.

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Saving on Your Cell Bill

Saving on Your Cell Bill

There are some months when we open our cell phone bills and about fall over because of the price that comes with it. Most people don’t even pay attention to what is in their bill and just pay the price they see. So, how do we know if we are getting ripped off or not if we don’t even look at all of the charges. Some cell phone companies charge random things to your account in hopes that you don’t notice, because most likely, you won’t. So, what can you do to save on your bill and avoid charges that you shouldn’t even be getting?

Weeding Out the Useless

First off, don’t bother buying insurance for your phone because there is a good chance that you aren’t even going to have to tap into it. Not to mention, if something does happen to your phone, you have to jump through hoops to even receive money. Second, forget about the roadside assistance. This is unnecessary and your cell phone plan probably already includes assistance of some kind. Not to mention, most credit cards offer roadside assistance to help when you need it, so if you already have one of those, you probably don’t need one for your phone too.

School & Employee Discounts

A lot of companies partner with phone providers to offer their employees a discount of some kind. Many medium and small businesses offer discounts, but you have to go looking for them because most of the time they don’t advertise the price cuts to their employees. Same with student discounts, they are there, but unadvertised. If you go to your human resources department, they can tell you if there are specific discounts available. These savings can drop your cost by 10 to 30 percent per month, once you find them.

Prepaid Is In

Remember back in the early 2000’s when cell phones became smaller and starting using minutes? People today are going back to that method because it cuts the hidden costs and fees. Prepaid plans vary and some charge a daily fee or only for the minutes you use. If you don’t use your phone for anything other than making the occasional phone call or sending the occasional text message, prepaid is the way to go. This can save you a lot of money in the long run. With a prepaid service, you won’t have the option for a fancy phone like an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. You will get a plain phone with very little features, but what would you rather have? A simple phone that you pay the same amount for each month or a smart phone that you pay $150 or more a month for?

Ask for A Better Deal

Yes, it is that simple, ask for a better deal. If you are willing to do some haggling, you can definitely get a better rate. Cell phone companies will do just about anything to keep your loyalty, even if it means cutting your rates. Always ask for specials, upgrades and other discounts when you are talking to your phone companies customer service specialist. Your phone service is negotiable and flexible, you just have to know how to do it.

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Staying Energized At Work

Staying Energized At Work

We have all had those days where work just seems to dragon and you find yourself drifting off at your desk and not wanting to finish your work. You may have had a rough morning, feeling sleepy after lunch or hitting the two O’clock crash. It can be hard to stay upbeat and roaring to go, but reaching for another energy drink isn’t always your best option. The fact that you are not energized enough at work could result in bad performance, bad reviews, a harsh tongue lashing from your boss and even termination. There are many ways that you can stay energized at work and making it last throughout the day.

So, how is it that you stay energized at work? Well, studies have shown that taking a 20-minute walk can greatly increase energy. You get your blood moving, take a time out to just think about things other than work and it just overall increases your mood. If you are unable to take a walk, do some stretches at your desk or use the stairs rather than the elevator.

Using the stairs will get our blood pumping just as much as walking. This will give you a quick boost of energy to continue through the work day. Another option, and something that everyone should be doing anyway, is to drink water. If you are dehydrated, you are going to lose energy. Grab a cold water and drink. A helpful tip is to put a straw in your water to encourage drinking. Not only does water help, but snacking does as well, good snacking of course.

Good nights rest

Do not go for the candy bars, chips or anything of the sort. They will boost your energy, but only for a short time. If you want something that is going to boost your energy for long periods of time, try a healthy snack such as oranges, apples, yogurt or even dark chocolate. While snacking and drinking water, listen to some music. I have found that listening to music always helped boost my mood, especially when a song I really liked came on. Music cam be very calming and good for the soul. Keep the lyrics to a minimum though. If there are too many lyrics, it may distract you from your work. In between the snacking, music and water, take 20 seconds to stare off into space. Staring at a screen will make you tired if done for too long, it is also terrible for your eyes. Follow the 20-20-20 rule which is 20 feet away, for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes. This will give you a break from the computer screen to rest your brain and your eyes. Getting a good night of sleep is also helpful for feeling energized the next day, follow these tips for getting a good nights rest. Get a good routing going and shut down from the world for at least 6-8 hours.

Being at work for long periods of time is enough for anyone to lose energy. Drinking water, walking, healthy snacking, music and staring out into space will help you regain your energy to get your through that hectic work day. There is no better way to end your day than on a high and energized note.

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Hard Times As An Actor

Do you love television and technology as much as a lot of people do? Are you interested in learning about the cost of telecom in Canada? Check out our home page and see our blog. We’ll tell you all about why telecom in Canada is so high in cost. When the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission released their monitoring report from last year, the communications sector of the country was exposed. Each year, people in Canada are thrown a 3.2 percent increase on their cost of telecom services. Not only are telecom prices high, but it shows that Canada is a long way from seeing affordable rates on internet and mobile phone bills. This makes it seem like the Canadian population is being over charged for their telecom companies and being shown terrible customer service. You would think that if you are a paying customer, that they would want to satisfy you with a lower rate or at least not a rate that isn’t going to completely break your bank. We all knew that internet and cell phone usage was on the rise and it is showing that over the last few years, Canadians’ internet usage and online services has increased. As online activity increases, the cost will increase as well. These large telecom companies are taking advantage of those who are utilizing their internet and online services. As technology is advancing, there probably won’t be a drop in telecom prices anytime soon since more and more people are gaining access to the internet and online services. People use the internet to pay bills, shop, talk to friends, do homework and so much more. The more people use it, the more they are going to be charged so that the large telecom companies can make their money and continue to be greedy.FiberOptic


Many people have fallen on hard times because of the rise of telecom services. As an actor just starting out, it is hard to make ends meet. The internet is needed to find gigs and an apartment was needed near the area that the work is near. If you find yourself without furniture in the apartment yet, but can’t afford it until a part in a television show is awarded, consider saving up a few dollars and investing in an air mattress from The Sleep Judge. This website has the best air mattress for your sleeping needs. You aren’t going to want to wake up knowing that you have a huge audition and feeling groggy and stiff. An air mattress is the best source for sleeping on a budget. You can get a simple mattress that is just good enough to get you off of the hard ground or an air mattress that will make you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud. Either way, air mattresses can be utilized in more than one way. If you finally save enough money to buy a real bed, all you have to do is fold up the air mattress and store it for company or if you find yourself without a real bed again.


Technology definitely isn’t easy to pay for, especially when suppliers are charging an arm and a leg for you to use their services. For tips on how to save money on telecom costs, check out Hopefully this will help some of those who are struggling to pay their rising telecom bills.

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Fiber Optic

Fiber Optic

Fiber-optic communications find their basis on a physical principle of light within a glass apparatus is capable of carrying significantly more information over longer distances than for example electrical signals can carry in a coaxial of copper conduit or radio waves via a wireless medium. Today’s glass fiber with its purity , with an improved electronics system, permits fiber optics to transfer light signals that have been digitized hundreds of miles with no need for amplification. Having almost no losses in transmission, high bandwidth and very low interference, using optical fiber is close to perfect choice for a transmission medium.


What is an optical fiber?

_originalIt is a clear, see-through and flexible fiber made of glass, plastic or silica, with a thickness little above a strand of hair. It works as a waveguide to transfer light from one side of the fiber to other. Optical fibers that are mostly used in communications, allow transmission at long distances and high bandwidths much more than wire cables. Fibers are not affected by electromagnetic disturbances and data loss is much smaller.

imagesFibers have many other uses and applications for example: for illumination, projecting images, fiber lasers and sensors. Optical fibers are usually made up of a transparent core encompassed by a see-through covering material with low refraction index. Fibers that support many crosswise modes are called multi-mode fibers, and ones that support a single one are single-mode fibers.Multi-mode fibers with a wider diameter are used for short-distance communication and single-mode fibers are mostly used for longer connections.


Joining optical fiber is more complicated than joining electrical cable. The ends of the fibers must be correctly spliced one with the other and their cores must match perfectly, then they are fused together using heat. There are also special connectors to temporarily connect fiber ends. Optical fibers are commonly used in telecommunication, and also with creating a computer network due to it’s flexibility and the ease of bundling as cables.

fibre2The light signals going through each channel of the fiber can go up to 111 Gbit/s, where 40 Gbit/s is common in use today. A transmission of 400 Gbit/s within a channel was established by scientists in June, 2013.Each fiber can contain a multitude of channels, where each has it’s own wavelength of light. A standard Ethernet cable, with a capacity from 100 Mbit/s to 1 Gbit/s speeds is mostly used in office networks because even one fiber of it has a higher capacity than a regular electrical cable, another advantage is also the immunity to electrical obstructions. They are resistant to lightning, explosive fumes so they can keep communications equipment safe in many dangerous areas and are much more difficult if not impossible to tap.

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