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A Plain Language Guide to the CRTC Rulings Part 1

J. David Ellis | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Business
J. David Ellis

I've been gathering reactions to last week's CRTC decisions on wholesale rates for Internet access. My takeaway is a lot of people are having trouble understanding what the hell it all means. So in this series of posts I'm going to provide some plain-language context.

Why Do Canadian Broadband Rates Vary So Much?

CBC | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Business

When comparing the price of internet services with those in other countries, Canadians think they're paying too much for too little — but in some wa...

What's the CRTC Trying to Pull?

J. David Ellis | Posted 01.24.2013 | Canada Business
J. David Ellis

Back in the summer of 2010, the CRTC decided to get the public's input online as part of its proceeding on the "obligation to serve." Big mistake. There's a habit that's getting entrenched at the Commission: treating online consultations as a substitute for both educating Canadian consumers and conducting real research.

The CRTC Gets Transparent on Internet Costs

J. David Ellis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
J. David Ellis

Thanks to the CRTC, incumbents will have to reveal far more information about the costs of their Internet services than ever before. All in the interest of that noble precept we call transparency. As you can tell from reading the decision, the incumbents hate the idea that mere mortals finally get a chance to peer up their skirts.

Canada Plummets On Internet Speed Rankings

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Business

Canada has fallen nine spots in one year on a global ranking of Internet speeds, as the country fell behind European and Asian countries in expanding ...