Canada has been consistently in the forefront of communications technology.
Marconi's first Trans-Atlantic radio transmission was received in Newfoundland.
The concept of the telephone was developed by Alexander Graham Bell on his parent's farm in the Niagara region, near Brantford, Ontario. This is the same town Wayne Gretzky came from, and 80 km from where Justin Bieber grew up.
Canada had the world's first commercial telephone system.
The first digital telephone switch was commercialized by Canadian company Nortel.
Canada had North America's first mobile telecommunications system.
Canada had the Western world's first domestic satellite communications system.
JANET, the first commercial meteor-burst communication system was Canadian.
Canada had the world's first nation-wide digital data network.
Canada has the world's largest contiguous cellular telephone network.