Post Tagged with: "broadband access"

Industry Canada Launches Crowdsource Initiative To Map Broadband Access

Industry Canada has launched a crowdsourcing initiative that encourages Canadians to post details on their Internet access in an effort to map accessibility in Canada.

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July 17, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

Statscan E-commerce Release Points to Digital Divide

Statistics Canada is out today with a new report on Canadian e-commerce trends.  The data confirms that e-commerce is growing with travel, books, clothing, software, and music leading the way.  It also points to substantial "window shopping" and notable differences in demographic purchasing habits (younger age groups buy music, older […]

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November 1, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Speaking Out on the Telecom Policy Review

My weekly Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version) summarizes the key points in my submission to Canada’s Telecommunications Policy Review. The submission should be posted online within the next day or two [update: the submission is now online]. I argue that three principles should govern the […]

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August 15, 2005 1 comment Columns

The Battle over Municipal WiFi (Or Sir Adam Beck’s Internet)

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the battles over municipal wireless Internet access initiatives. Adam Beck, a provincial cabinet minister from London, Ontario, introduced a bill that created the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario. Adopting Power for the People as his slogan, Beck vigorously fought corporate interests who wanted to keep electricity in private hands. He pushed for a public utility that could provide all Ontario cities and towns with affordable electric power generated from Niagara Falls. His vision led to the worlds largest public utility and dramatically changed the lives of rural Ontarians by bringing electricity to thousands of farms and villages.

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March 3, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns