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Access To High-Speed Internet Should Be Available To All Canadians

Raymond Louie | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Raymond Louie

A long overdue conversation has begun in Canada about how to ensure large sections of our country are no longer cut off from an essential service which is taken for granted by so many others -- access to high-speed Internet. Not only are a large section of our fellow Canadians being cut off from vital services, they are also being prevented from fully participating in Canadian society and contributing the ideas and the innovations that make our country great. Rural Canada makes up 30 per cent of the country's population and produces one-third of our economic output. It is time to get Internet service in rural and northern Canada moving at full speed.

The Battle Over The Future Of Broadband In Canada

Michael Geist | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

The issue of affordable high-speed Internet access in Canada is no better exemplified than through the actions and beliefs of three mayors across the country: Toronto's John Tory, Ottawa's Jim Watson, and Calgary's Naheed Nenshi. The way each city's mayor submitted letters to the federal government either defending the interests of Bell or the CRTC can show us a lot about how each leader intends to approach broadband infrastructure in their municipalities.

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 ...