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Is This How Big Telecom Is Trying To Kill Internet Competition?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada Business

As complaints and cancellation notices pile up from frustrated customers of independent internet service providers, a consortium is calling on the fed...

DSL Rates Plummet in Ontario

J. David Ellis | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada
J. David Ellis

Anyone who's ever spent more than 5 minutes reading my blog knows I've spilt a phenomenal amount of ink over the miserable state of broadband in Can...

Voltage VS TekSavvy: Privacy Isn't Our Only Worry

J. David Ellis | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Business
J. David Ellis

Piracy is a lot like religion and politics. It tends to polarize opinion and get in the way of finding common ground for thoughtful discussion. That's the pattern we've seen in Voltage Pictures' demand for information from TekSavvy about putative pirating of their movies.

Watching Voltage and TekSavvy Duke it Out in Federal Court

J. David Ellis | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Business
J. David Ellis

One of the most striking things about this case concerns the complaints I've seen online about TekSavvy's role. Probably the busiest place for this conversation is the forum on dslreports.com, which attracts a lot of hardcore geeks.

Infringement Assault on TekSavvy: Voltage Trolls Come North

J. David Ellis | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada Business
J. David Ellis

Note on Monday's Federal Court hearing. Voltage has managed to schedule a hearing at the Federal Court for Monday, December 17, which leaves little time for targeted TekSavvy subscribers to organize their defence. TekSavvy couldn't notify these customers until it had churned through a huge pile of logs, in order to correlate subscribers with the thousands of numeric IP addresses Voltage dumped on them.

Why This Internet Provider Is Telling File-Sharers To Lawyer Up

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Business

An independent internet service provider popular with tech geeks in central Canada is warning that it has been asked to hand over personal information...

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.