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Meteor’s report on Business Internet

Meteor’s report on Business Internet Trends 2016 – 2023

Internet speed and price trends in Canada have undergone significant changes over the past seven years. With the increasing demand for faster internet speeds and the advent of new technologies, internet service providers (ISPs) have been forced to keep up with the changing landscape. As a result, Canadians are now experiencing faster and more reliable internet speeds than ever before.

According to recent reports, the average Canadian internet speed has increased from 30 Mbps in 2016 to over 500 Mbps in 2023. This is a significant improvement, and it can be attributed to the increasing competition among ISPs. As more and more companies enter the market, the competition has driven down prices, making it easier for Canadians to access high-speed internet at affordable rates.

In addition to increased speeds, Canadians are also experiencing a shift in how the internet is priced. Many ISPs are now offering unlimited data plans, which means that users can enjoy high-speed internet without worrying about data caps. This is a significant shift from the traditional pricing models, where customers were charged based on the amount of data they used.

Another factor contributing to the changing internet speed and price trends in Canada is the increasing popularity of fibre optic internet. This technology offers faster and more reliable internet speeds than traditional cable or DSL connections. As a result, many ISPs are now investing in fibre optic infrastructure, which has led to a significant increase in the availability of high-speed internet across the country.

Overall, the internet speed and price trends in Canada over the past seven years have been positive. Canadians now enjoy faster and more reliable internet at affordable rates, thanks to the increasing competition among ISPs and the shift towards unlimited data plans. With the ongoing investment in fibre optic infrastructure, it is expected that internet speeds will continue to improve, making Canada one of the best places in the world to access high-speed internet. Today March 30th, 2023, Internet providers have offers in the order of $65.00 CDN/mth for 300 MB/Unlimited and Gigabit service, including Wi-Fi for under $100.00 CDN per month on a 3-year agreement.
Interestingly we went for a typical 100 MB in 2016 with an average price of $85.00/mth (2016 Dollars) to a Gigabit for almost the same price when you consider Wi-Fi is now included. Looking forward, we foresee typical internet speeds averaging over 100 Gigabit in the next ten years with the advent of 8/16K video, AI streaming. So be cautious of signing long-term contracts.

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Public safety

Telecommunications systems can play a crucial role in improving public safety by providing real-time communication, data collection, and analysis capabilities. Here are some ways to use telecommunications systems to improve public safety:

  1. Emergency alert systems: Telecommunications systems can send emergency alerts to the public via text messages, social media, and other channels. These alerts can provide critical information about natural disasters, public health emergencies, and other incidents.
  1. Video surveillance: Telecommunications systems can set up cameras in public areas to monitor criminal activity, traffic violations, and other safety concerns.
  1. Mobile applications: Telecommunications systems can create mobile applications that allow citizens to report crimes, suspicious activity, and emergencies to law enforcement. These applications can also provide information about local crime statistics, emergency contacts, and other safety-related resources.
  2. Geolocation technology: Telecommunications systems can use geolocation technology to track the location of emergency responders, dispatch them to the scene of an incident, and monitor their progress in real-time.
  3. Big data analytics: Telecommunications systems can collect and analyze large amounts of data from various sources, including social media, weather sensors, and surveillance cameras, to identify patterns and trends related to public safety.
  4. Unified Communications (UcaaS) can provide cost-effective solutions for small communities on limited budgets to provide anytime, anywhere, on any device while providing, staff presence, video collaboration and more to mobile emergency service personal

Overall, telecommunications systems can be used to provide faster response times, better communication, and more accurate data analysis, all of which can help to improve public safety.

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Planning for the Future of Post-POTS

Over the last year, traditional telephone companies have either started or planning the demise of the conventional analog and copper facilities in favour of fibre IP services. Several have raised their monthly rates.

Why is all of this happening?

It’s an excellent deal for telecom companies – fibre optics are more resilient to weather and curious squirrels, which makes them cheaper to maintain than POTS copper wire lines.

Also, by bundling all their services onto one cable, they can get more customers onto the high-speed internet services they expect will make up the bulk of their profits moving forward.

What’s to consider next?

Vendors of traditional suppliers like Toshiba, Panasonic, Shoretel, Nortel and others are no longer available to address how to support analog or convert these systems. Many of these manufacturers’ resellers have either disappeared or lack the skill to manage the IP changes.

Services like E911, Alarm systems, burglar alarms, and analog telephones, which were mandatory and will require backup power to be compliant, Fax service, and debit machines will also present challenges.

  • Moving to IP, in many cases, represents financial concerns. Specific industries have requirements for enhanced security on telephone calls, Fax; others like Legal, Financial, and healthcare have unique regulatory compliance requirements like PIPEDA, and others have voice encryption and PCI.

Where do I turn to get answers?

The Meteor Group of Companies, with over 50 years of trusted experience in Legal, Financial, Healthcare, Educational and others, has the advisors and Engineering resources to assist you in your obligation to meet the new and expanded government regulations. All the while respecting the financial implications changes make in today’s market.

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