Archive for August 5th, 2011

Universities Launch Open Access Coalition

A group of 22 universities, including Arizona State, Columbia, Duke, Emory, Harvard, Oregon State, Stanford, and MIT, have launched the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, or Coapi. The coalition includes one Canadian institution – Concordia University.

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August 5, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

Telcos Launch Data Roaming Alerts

Bell and Rogers have introduced new alerts to guard against shocking roaming fees. Yet as Dave Dobbin of Mobilicity notes “Why don’t they just lower the price to a reasonable amount? Why don’t they just stop overcharging customers?”

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August 5, 2011 3 comments Must Reads

Canadian Gamers Launch Group on Net Neutrality Issues

Canadian gamers have launched a new group to monitor and test net neutrality concerns.  The move comes following complaints over Rogers throttling of World of Warcraft.

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August 5, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Parsons on ISP Audits

Christopher Parsons makes a compelling case for the CRTC conducting regular audits of Canadian ISPs to test for a range of issues including uptime, throttling, actual speeds, and congestion.

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August 5, 2011 2 comments Must Reads