The Daily Gleaner reports that Jack Carr, a Conservative candidate in a New Brunswick by-election, has filed a human rights complaint over the lack of high-speed Internet access in rural parts of the province. The complaint names the provincial government, Aliant, and Rogers.
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Groups from across the country have launched InternetforEveryone.ca, dedicated to promoting open access to the Internet for all Canadians.
Tyler Hamilton at the Toronto Star is reporting that Toronto Hydro is set to announce plans for a city-wide municipal wifi initiative that could launch as soon as this fall. After months of watching similar developments occur in the U.S., it is great to see this come to Canada.
My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version) continues its focus on the current election campaign, arguing that the political parties should present their vision for the future of the Internet in Canada. While it is tempting to introduce a long list of policy questions (as CIPPIC […]
After several years of little movement, Industry Minister David Emerson focused on the broadband agenda during the fall, obtaining new funding for high-speed connectivity nationwide. While Emerson deserves kudos for focusing on this issue, developments elsewhere suggest that other jurisdictions are even more ambitious. Municipal wifi continues to attract attention […]