Rustic, off the grid summer cottages don’t have the romantic appeal they used to, as buyers increasingly demand more features, cottage experts say.
“For many of us a cottage was a place our grandparents owned in a structure primarily made of wood that the family opened on May 24 weekend and closed Thanksgiving,” said Cameron Mitchell, a Collingwood-based mortgage specialist at a panel hosted by the Bank of Montreal on Thursday. “Families are today buying recreational properties that are for the most part utilized for all four seasons.”
Full story appearing in the Toronto Star's "Moneyville" by Tony Wong
The amount of video or data that can be streamed or downloaded by some internet customers under their current price plans is being cut almost 90 per cent following a recent CRTC decision.
Starting March 1, customers who subscribe to five-megabits-per-second internet service with Tekksavvy will only be able to use 25 gigabytes per month in Ontario and 60 gigabytes per month in Quebec instead of 200 gigabytes per month, the company said in an email to customers over the weekend. If they exceed the new caps, they will have to pay hefty surcharges.
In addition, the company will no longer offer unlimited internet packages.
The CRTC's decision to allow internet service providers to charge their customers for downloading excessive amounts of data threatens "free and open access to the internet in Canada," the NDP said Thursday.
Approximately 30,000 more households to benefit from broadband internet access
BRACEBRIDGE, ONTARIO, November 6, 2010 — The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today announced details of the third round of projects conditionally approved for funding through the Broadband Canada: Connecting Rural Canadians program. These 21 latest projects will soon connect 30 184 households in four provinces and one territory to broadband Internet networks.
Full Story includes announcement of CORE Broadband receiving federal support for a network expansion in the Muskokas.
Lakeland Energy and Point to Point Broadband are the latest resellers of wireless services in Parry Sound and Muskokaon the CORE Broadband Network. These companies join Vianet Internet Solutions, SureNet and Indigiinet as ISPs who have been partnered with CORE in providing wireless broadband access to customers in the area.
If you are interested in more information about the service, or to sign up for the service, please Contact a service Provider. Information regarding rates and details on the speed of each service will be provided by the Internet Service Provider.
CORE Broadband has recently expanded broadband access in the areas of Foley, Horseshoe Lake, and Torrance. Click the community nearest you to see a coverage map (Torrance map coming soon). Click here to see a complete list of all of CORE’s active sites.
In Muskoka and West Parry Sound Vianet, SureNet and Indigiinet are partners in hosting customers on the CORE Broadband Network. Expansion of high speed internet in this area have been made possible through financial assistance from FedNor.