Do you need more reliable High Speed Internet service?

10. November 2011 Internet Services 0
A more reliable high speed Internet connection with increased bandwidth. With Skyway West’s T1 Xstream, you can combine connections from multiple network providers like Telus, Allstream and Shaw into a single service that is both faster and more reliable. Combine Skyway or Telus ADSL, Shaw cable and fixed wireless from different providers, and reduce the risk ...

Skyway Launches “Infrastructure as a Service” Data Center in the Cloud

Last week I was in Calgary, rolling out our “Infrastructure as a Service” to System Integrators and I.T. firms. Skyway is partnering with OneWire, delivering a hardware-free solution that gives I.T. professionals all the advantages of a complete enterprise-class datacenter without the hassle and expense of managing such a sophisticated system. Your servers exist in ...

Three Ways to Lower your Smartphone Bill

Cellular costs are for many companies their fastest growing, and most uncontrollable, expense. Everybody wants a Smartphone and sometimes they want two, a Blackberry for the office and an iPhone or Android for personal use. They quickly become your primary communication tool at home and the office and your voice calls, text and data charges ...

ADSL Network Latency Explained

Many of the network connections Skyway West provisions for customers are based on Telus ADSL. Like all network technologies, the ADSL link introduces latency into the network path. That latency is the result of a number of causes. The single largest cause of latency on Telus ADSL is the data interleave configuration on the DSLAM ...

Burstable Fibre compared to a Guaranteed Fibre Internet Connection

13. October 2011 Internet Services 0
A few weeks ago I wrote about a new 10 Mbps Burstable Fibre Internet service, available throughout most of Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. We received lots of responses, with many asking how a Burstable Fiber service compares to an Internet connection with Guaranteed Bandwidth. Burstable fiber traffic is assigned a lower priority within our network ...

The Benefits of Combining Voice and Data over the Internet

11. October 2011 Internet Services 0
Yes, voice and data convergence was introduced back in the 80’s. ISDN (“Integrated Services Digital Network”, but some of its more unflattering nicknames included “It Still Does Nothing” or “I See Dollars Now “) was a common variant touted by most major telecom companies. But here we are 25 years later and we still have a ...