Archive for February 1st, 2012

Keeping Score of Canada’s Spectrum Auction

Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 29, 2012 as Details of Canada’s upcoming 700MHz auction expected this week The House of Commons resumes this week with most political attention likely to be focused on the upcoming budget. Around the same time as the budget is tabled, Industry Minister Christian […]

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Strombo’s Soapbox: My Take on Bill C-11

Last night I appeared on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight with a short “Soapbox” segment to explain mounting concerns over Bill C-11. The program has posted a video version of my comments on some of the digital lock issues in the bill and the demands for SOPA-style amendments.

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February 1, 2012 9 comments News

“Objective Sanity Check”?: Canada Slips Further in Global Broadband Rankings

Akamai has released its latest State of the Internet Report and it finds that Canada continues to slide in global broadband rankings. Last year, the Akamai report was often favoured by those who took issue with criticisms of Canadian broadband, claiming it offered “an objective sanity check” on comparative broadband […]

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February 1, 2012 9 comments News

Beware of Surveillance By Design

The video from Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian’s excellent forum on lawful access is now available. Well worth watching.

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February 1, 2012 1 comment Must Reads

CRTC Releases Net Neutrality Complaints Data

The CRTC yesterday released new net neutrality complaints data. The data shows a significant increase in the number of complaints in the last quarter of 2011 when compared with the prior two years. I wrote about the complaints issue in July 2011 based on data obtained under the Access to […]

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February 1, 2012 1 comment Must Reads