Ontario May Get A New Cable TV Competitor

During the CRTC’s latest “Let’s Talk TV” discussions, third-party internet provider TekSavvy announced a new partnership with Hastings CableVision company, possibly signaling that the company has plan...

Stop Big Telecom's Stranglehold on Canadian Households

The CRTC and the government should stop playing whack a mole and fully open up our networks by splitting them from Big Telecom control so Canadians can access all providers on an equal basis. We've seen again and again how Big Telecom will take any chance they can to mistreat and price-gouge Canadians, and it's time to make some common sense reforms.

DSL Rates Plummet in Ontario

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 Canada. In addition to some of the world's highest pric...

TekSavvy Customers Win Big in Federal Court

After weeks of getting bashed in the blogosphere, TekSavvy emerged from the hearing Monday in the Federal Court with a big bright check-mark against the privacy problem, CIPPIC's involvement, the mapping of IPs against human beings, and the what-have-you-done-for-us-lately problem.

Judge Delays File-Sharing Lawsuit

TORONTO – A judge has given TekSavvy Solutions Inc. more time to get the word out to its customers that they may be implicated in a copyright case over illegal downloading. At a hearing Monday, Judge...

Infringement Assault on TekSavvy: Voltage Trolls Come North

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.

Talking Broadband With the TekSavvy Crew

Last week, I sat down to talk shop with three TekSavvy execs who are breathing new life into the indie ISP sector. We talked about TekSavvy's cool re-branding campaign and how it reflects the company's approach to growing its subscriber base, now at 180,000. If you haven't seen the new creative, here's what one of the ad banners looks like...

The CRTC Gets Transparent on Internet Costs

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.