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Blue Sky Net based in North Bay along with similar organizations in the Muskokas, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay have created an online broadband information portal called Some of the features of the portal include a speed test which can be run from your phone device and a high speed service availability checker where visitors can search their street address to see what ISP delivers connectivity to their cottage, home or office.

Take the Speed Test

Check what high speed options are available in your area

Technology offers vast solutions to everyday functions. It can be complicated and will provide elements within this website that will cut through the various technology terms and functions. Check back often for ever-changing new things to learn about your service availability and what it really means. 

Brush up your knowledge on some of the terminology you may have run into when it comes to online marketing. The Canada Business Network provides a glossary of terms such as "Search Engine Optimization," "Social Networking," and other terms which may help you out.

Alive and Kicking: Why Email Marketing is Still a Huge Tool for Business
With more than 200 million emails being sent out every minute of the day, Daniel Newman from discusses why email is still an effective marketing tool and why it's not going away any time soon. 

Learn about the advantages of email marketing over social media, how email marketing is evolving, and how to make your marketing emails effective.

A recent report shows that approximately 56 percent of website traffic now occurs on mobile devices. For a look at how trends have evolved in how people are getting to websites, visit where the report is broken down into the differences between mobile device users and deskop device users and how they interact with websites.
With almost one billion people worldwide actively using Facebook every day, having your business on there can make a big impact in getting people talking about what you have to offer. If you're not sure where to start, here is a 5-step guide on how to get your business on Facebook started.

Canadians rely on home internet more than any other telecommunications service, but most are dissatisfied with the price, suggests a new survey commissioned by Canada's telecommunications regulator.

It may not be a widely celebrated holiday, but World Backup Day — celebrated on Mar. 31, just ahead of April Fools' Day — aims to encourage computer users to regularly back up their data.
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