Archive for July 14th, 2011

The Xplornet’s Release: Digging into the Documents

Earlier this week, Xplornet Communications Inc. (formerly Barrett Xplore Inc.) issued the following press release in response to my post on the CRTC’s net neutrality enforcement:

Xplornet Communications Inc., (formerly Barrett Xplore Inc.) is aware that allegations made online by Michael Geist on Friday July 8th, 2011 have been reprinted by various media. The statements made in Mr. Geist’s original article omit material information and draw incorrect conclusions regarding Barrett Xplore Inc.’s actions.  Reprinting this blog entry, or Geist’s allegations regarding Barrett Xplore Inc. (or Xplornet Communications Inc), represent the publication of materially misleading statements regarding our company.

To say I was surprised by the release would be an understatement. Xplornet never contacted me to discuss the post or express concern about its content. The original post did not directly target Xplornet, but rather focused on the CRTC enforcement record. It pointed to complaints against several different providers and listed all complaints I obtained as part of an Access to Information request. With respect to Xplornet, I stated the following:

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July 14, 2011 13 comments News

CRTC Issues Warning to Rogers: Address Throttling Concern or Face Public Hearing

The CRTC has issued a warning to Rogers in the ongoing dispute over its alleged throttling of World of Warcraft. The Commission says it is not persuaded the issue has been completely resolved and gives the company until July 25th to address ongoing concerns.  It says failure to do so […]

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July 14, 2011 2 comments Must Reads

Usage Based Billing Panelists Turn To Op-Ed Pages

Two panelists at the CRTC’s usage based billing hearing have published op-eds on the regulatory issues.  Steve Anderson of Open Media writes Canadians have spoken against a metered Internet in the Ottawa Citizen, while TekSavvy CEO Marc Gaudrault is the author of The telecom-policy quadruple play in the Financial Post.

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July 14, 2011 2 comments Must Reads

NDP Warns Against Lawful Access

NDP MP Charlie Angus has issued a warning about the government’s lawful access plans, calling for oversight and limits.

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July 14, 2011 6 comments Must Reads