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ISP Funded Report Finds Canadian Broadband Isn’t Awful

Consultants Mark Goldberg and Giganomics released a new report this week on the state of Canada's broadband infrastructure.  Commissioned by Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Cogeco, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw, and Telus, it states as its purpose to "confirm or disprove whether Canada faces a real problem in terms of broadband infrastructure."  Given the sources, there is never much doubt that it will conclude that Canada is doing well and that studies that reach a different conclusion must surely be flawed.  Indeed, the report claims that "we are a broadband leader, scoring in the top ten or better for most international broadband rankings or measures, despite facing greater geographic challenges than most others." 

Yet reading the report, you are hard pressed to find anything resembling a leader.  For example, on broadband speed (download only, the report does not address upload speed), it points to reports from ITIF (10th), Akamai (14th), and OECD (25th).  On price per Mbps, it cites reports from the OECD (which it argues is flawed, 28th) and ITIF (21st).  On broader e-readiness, it points to reports from LECG/NSN (7th), the Economist/IBM (9th), and the ITU (19th).  There may be varying definitions of leadership, but I'm pretty sure none would qualify Canada as a leader based on these reports.

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October 9, 2009 20 comments News

Traffic Shaping on Campus

Jeremy deBeer argues against it; Alex Goldberg argues for it.

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November 29, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

Traffic Shaping on Campus

Jeremy deBeer argues against it; Alex Goldberg argues for it.

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November 29, 2007 Comments are Disabled Neutrality

Goldberg vs. Saunders, Round Two

Mark Goldberg and Alec Saunders renew their debate on the wireless market in Canada as Goldberg responds to the Ottawa Citizen editorial on the issue.  Much of the discussion surrounds the Citizen's concern about the ability to attract and retain communications companies in Canada.  I believe that the Citizen was […]

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August 1, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

Goldberg vs. Saunders on Wireless Pricing

I've said my fair share on Canadian wireless pricing, but it is worth pointing to postings from Mark Goldberg and Alec Saunders on the issue.  I obviously side with Alec in this particular debate as I simply don't see how the Canadian wireless prices are defensible when contrasted with many […]

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July 27, 2007 7 comments Must Reads