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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.

How the CRTC Can Fix Wireless in Canada

J. David Ellis | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Business
J. David Ellis

Last time, I took the Commission to task for trying to build excitement over the level of cellphone penetration in Canada in their consultation video. Why? Because the only metric that really counts in 2012 is the takeup of smartphones: smartphones do data, feature phones don't. Let's consider penetration in a more meaningful context.

CRTC as Consumer Advocate: Four Reasons not to Celebrate (Yet)

J. David Ellis | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada
J. David Ellis

I think the CRTC's decision to get the incumbents' financials out of the closet is very positive -- another demonstration of Chairman Blais' public-spirited philosophy. But even Chairman Blais has a corporate history to live with, and that's not going to be a cakewalk.

Paid Digital Downloads are Throwing Pirates Overboard

Michael Geist | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Not only is the Canadian digital market far larger than virtually every European market, it continues to grow faster than the U.S. digital music market as well. In fact, the Canadian digital music market has grown faster than the U.S. market for the past six consecutive years. Yet, Canadian artist revenue from Canadian sales is lower than most other countries.

AT&T: We'll Bring Overseas Jobs Back If We Can Buy T-Mobile

CP | Joelle Tessler, The Associated Press | Posted 10.30.2011 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - AT&T Inc. is pledging to bring 5,000 wireless call centre jobs, currently based abroad, back to the U.S. if it is allowed to proceed with...