January 2017

PlayStation VR takes the next step with non-gaming content

If you’re a non-gamer, the options for virtual reality headsets have been somewhat limited. The best of the best—Oculus Rift and HTC Vive—require powerful (and expensive) computers and are ideally suited to hardcore gamers. At the other end of the spectrum, smartphone-powered headsets like Samsung Gear and Google Cardboard offer subpar optics that can quickly strain the eye.

Fun and simple apps to help you keep those 2017 fitness resolutions

New year, new you—right? New Year’s resolutions are always easier stated than kept, especially when it comes to fitness goals and healthier living. The trick is setting small, achievable goals you can stick to throughout the year.

Need a little support keeping those fitness resolutions? These simple apps can help.

Plant Nanny

Ooma Telo and Handset

Crystal K from Hanna, Alberta! Our Account Executive Darren has an awesome prize for you! You've won our final Axia Sweepstakes Prize - an Ooma Telo & Handset

One of the prizes in Axia’s Holiday sweepstakes is an Ooma Telo 2 and Ooma HD2 Handset! You can enter the sweepstakes here.
Ooma is the fastest growing VoIP company in Canada and provides a level of service and suite of features that beats traditional phone companies hands down. Where your traditional phone is probably around $40 dollars a month with a few features such as voicemail and caller ID.

Ooma provides for about $4/month:

ROKU Streaming Devices

Kathy C from Black Diamond, Alberta! You are today's Axia Sweepstakes winner! Our Customer Care Manager, Tania would like to congratulate you on winning a Roku streaming device! Continue reading to learn more about your prize.

With the rise of cord-cutting and the expansion of 4K-streaming video, the world of on-demand content continues to get better and better.

Axia Announces Fibre Optic Expansion to Fairview, Alberta

AXIA ANNOUNCES FIBRE OPTIC EXPANSION TO FAIRVIEW, ALBERTA

Axia’s fibre network expansion continues to Northern Alberta with its multi-million dollar investment into Fairview, Alberta. 

Calgary, AB – By advocating to get 30% of homes and local businesses to express their interest in a fibre optic network, Fairview is to become the next rural community to receive fibre infrastructure from Axia. This announcement means unprecedented speed and reliability to homes and businesses in Fairview. Axia’s fibre network is made available on an open-access basis, meaning long-term competitiveness and sustainability as the digital economy continues its unprecedented growth.

CES 2017: The Practical Gadgets and Gizmos to Really Get Excited About

That’s a wrap—CES 2017 has come and gone, leaving technology buffs everywhere with plenty of soon-to-be-released gadgets and gizmos to drool over. The paper-thin televisions, submarine drones, and fleet of self-driving cars grabbed most of the headlines, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find CES was chock-full of more practical (and far more affordable) product announcements this year. Here are a few of our favourites:

Mohu AirWave