Archive for February 22nd, 2011

Spectrum Consultation Could Form Cornerstone of Digital Policy for Next Decade

As public frustration with the state of telecommunications services such as Internet access and wireless competition mounts, a relatively obscure government consultation on spectrum deserves far more attention. Last November, Industry Canada released a Consultation on a Policy and Technical Framework for the 700 MHz Band and Aspects Related to Commercial Mobile Spectrum. While the title alone is likely enough for most to look elsewhere, my weekly technology column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that no issue will have a greater impact on the next ten years of Canadian digital policy.

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February 22, 2011 12 comments Columns

Spectrum Consult Could Form Cornerstone of Digital Policy for Next Decade

Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 20, 2011 as What to do with the Newly Surplus TV Airwaves As public frustration with the state of telecommunications services such as Internet access and wireless competition mounts, a relatively obscure government consultation on spectrum deserves far more attention. Last November, Industry […]

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February 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

IMSLP Faces Renewed Pressure From European Publishers

IMSLP, the International Music Score Library Project, is back in the news as the NY Times covers its popularity and pressure from some music score publishers. The site attracted significant attention in 2007 when it received takedown threats from some European publishers.  Note that contrary to the NY Times characterization […]

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February 22, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

Globe Calls for Opening Telecom Foreign Investment

The Globe and Mail has a masthead editorial calling on the government to drop foreign investment restrictions on telecommunications.

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February 22, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

Nowak on 10 Myths from UBB Supporters

Peter Nowak has a terrific post that responds to ten frequently heard myths about usage based billing.

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February 22, 2011 10 comments Must Reads