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Business Lessons From The Classroom

Jon Packer | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Business
Jon Packer

I've been surprised to discover how the world of work and learning has so much in common. Organizational structure, measuring success, deadlines and the difference between hearing and learning have all come in to play. As my first cohort of students graduate here is snapshot of what I have learned so far:

Americans May Ditch Wi-Fi For Unlimited Data. Your Move, Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Business

Canada's wireless market just isn't competitive enough, critics say.

Arianna Huffington Leaves Huffington Post

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business

HuffPost founder moves on to a new startup.

Verizon Agrees To Buy Yahoo For $5 Billion: Reports

CP | Ken Sweet And Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 07.24.2016 | Canada Business

The deal is expected to be announced on Monday.

Why Canadians Should Celebrate FCC's Net Neutrality Regulation

Andrew Tai | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Business
Andrew Tai

Net neutrality is a hotly-debated topic these days, and for a good reason -- it surrounds one of the most pivotal aspects of our daily lives: the Internet.

What Minister Moore Says About Your Sky-High Cell Phone Bills

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Business
Steve E. Anderson

Last fall, a group of over 35 leading innovators and entrepreneurs joined in sending a letter to Industry Minister James Moore. Our letter called for several actions to be taken to fix our broken cell phone market. Minister Moore has now replied.

Propaganda Won't Solve Our Cellphone Problems

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Martha Hall Findlay

The government, seizing an opportunity to capitalize on deep public anti-cell-phone-company sentiment, claims that Canadians needed more competition in the wireless business in order to lower prices and improve service for consumers. But if the problem isn't lack of competition, but lack of transparency and terrible customer service, then expensive ad campaigns are not the answer, nor is artificial, taxpayer-funded, unsustainable interference in the market to force more competition. We need facts, not propaganda.

Fighting Big Telecom: Good Things Happen When Canadians Speak Out

David Christopher | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Good things happen when Canadians speak out! For months, tens of thousands of citizens from right across Canada have stood up to demand the government take action for authentic choice in our broken wireless market.

Foreign Telecoms 'Scared Off' By Big 3?

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Consumers will soon get an indication whether there are any foreign telecoms with the billions and the brawn to push their way past the cou...

Sparkling Lakes and Spectrum Auctions, Part 1

Benjamin Klass | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Business
Benjamin Klass

Bell, Rogers, and Telus have been collectively taking out full page advertisements in newspapers all summer long. You may have seen their most recent ...

About Time the Government Listened Up on Telecom Policy

David Christopher | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Canadians have been speaking out for wireless choice and affordability for years now and, after years of telecommunications policy neglect, it looks like the government is finally starting to listen. It's heartening to see the government finally starting to reflect what Canadians have been saying for a long time now.

Just Because I Value Privacy Doesn't Mean I Have Something to Hide

Nishaan Sharma | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada
Nishaan Sharma

I have yet to come across a single interview or editorial that discusses the importance of privacy. This leads to the rather selfish claim that "I have nothing to hide" -- the implication being that anyone who champions privacy does have something to hide. What privacy allows us is a private space to conduct our affairs outside the line of sight of the other; it is a blanket on a stormy night, under which we hide ourselves. Its relationship with the storm is only incidental. If we want a society of men and women rather than a flock of livestock we must allow for them a bubble of solitude in which to conduct some of their affairs. We must not forget the value of privacy.

What Does Canadian Telecom Know About You?

Michael Geist | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Interestingly, the battle over the potential entry of Verizon into Canada may have opened the door to greater public scrutiny of the privacy practices of all telecom carriers. The debate unexpectedly features a privacy and surveillance dimension, with the incumbents and their unions raising fears about the link between Verizon and U.S. surveillance.

Telus Takes Verizon Fight To Next Level

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Business

About 500 Telus employees rallied outside Industry Minister James Moore’s Port Moody, B.C. constituency office on Thursday to protest what they beli...

Suddenly, An Alternative To Verizon On The Horizon

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - The head of wireless company Wind Mobile says he'll look at buying struggling competitor Mobilicity if U.S. telecom giant Verizon doesn't w...

Verizon Backing Out Of Canada?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.15.2013 | Canada Business

Canada's big three telecoms are likely cheering news that Verizon may be getting cold feet about coming to Canada. According to a report at the Glo...

The Campaign Big Telecom Employees Are Forced to Join

David Christopher | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Business
David Christopher

Canada's Big Three telecom giants are sounding increasingly desperate as their expensive ad campaign fails to connect with Canadians -- and now it looks like they're taking that desperation out on their employees. It's disappointing, although not surprising, that Big Telecom is resorting to strong-arming its employees into participating in their floundering campaign.

Will Verizon Spy on Canadians, Too?

Dave Coles | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Business
Dave Coles

In recent weeks it has come to light that Verizon has been working intimately with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to collect the personal information of millions of its U.S. customers. With the Harper government offering the New York-based company significant advantages to enter the Canadian wireless market, it is important to look at the privacy and security implications of this move.

Creative Canadians Take on Big Telecom's Propaganda

David Christopher | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada
David Christopher

Judging by the remarkable grassroots response from Canadians, it's clear that Big Telecom has totally misjudged the national mood. They're wasting millions on misleading propaganda and expensive ads that almost nobody believes. Canadians are uniting against the lies of Big Telecom in a big way, and the results have been spectacular.

Verizon "Not Fair" to Canada? Baloney!

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Business
Daniel D. Veniez

The CEOs of the country's largest telecommunications firms are crying foul that the Government of Canada is poised to allow American wireless behemoth Verizon from acquiring small Canadian carriers. The whining of their advertising campaign barrage is more than unseemly; it is hypocritical and intellectually dishonest.

Private Capital Company Working To Buy Wind Mobile

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada Business

A possible attempt by Rogers Communications to head off competition from U.S. giant Verizon by picking up one of Canada's smaller wireless carriers wo...

Why the Big Three Are Right About Verizon

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

At first sight, the reaction of the three big players to Verizon's possible entry onto the Canadian market seems to be another illustration of their tendency to quash competition. A casual observer might be tempted to think that they're trying to secure government protection against a new player that poses a real threat to their market shares. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Is Verizon ReallyThe 'Bogeyman' Canada's Telecom Giants Claim?

CBC | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada Business

Canada's three big mobile-phone providers have been ramping up their campaign to sway public sentiment against the potential entry of U.S. telecom gia...

Rogers: C'Mon, Canada Doesn't Need Another Wireless Carrier

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Business

Big U.S. carriers like Verizon shouldn't be allowed to buy new Canadian wireless companies at discount prices while the big domestic carriers are barr...

Verizon Worries About Canadian Regulations

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Business

Verizon Wireless says it's still eyeing the possibility of entering Canada's wireless market."We continue to explore and have discussions, but at this...