Post Tagged with: "Shaw"

Media Mergers the Latest Stab at ‘Walled Garden’ Strategy

Appeared in the Toronto Star on September 20, 2010 as Media Mergers the Latest Stab at ‘Walled Garden’ Strategy In the years before the emergence of the Internet, three online service providers battled in the United States for market supremacy.  America Online (later AOL), Prodigy, and Compuserve each adopted “walled […]

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September 22, 2010 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Making Sense of the Canwest – Shaw Deal

Ira Wagman puts the Canwest – Shaw deal in context, noting that media concentration in Canada is a direct consequence of a broader media policy.

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March 4, 2010 2 comments Must Reads

Canadian ISPs Fall Short In Meeting Net Neutrality Requirements

Last fall, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued its much-anticipated Internet traffic management ruling, better known as the net neutrality decision. The case attracted national interest as the CRTC established several key requirements for Canada’s Internet providers.

These included new transparency obligations that forced ISPs to disclose their network management practices, such as why the practices were introduced, who will be affected, when it will occur, and how it will impact users' Internet experiences (down to the specific impact on speeds). The CRTC also opened the door to complaints about network management practices by establishing a test that any harm to users be as little as reasonably possible.

Several months later, Canada's ISPs have had ample time to comply with the new requirements, yet my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) reviews the policies from the biggest ISPs – including Bell Canada, Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc., Telus, Cogeco Inc., and Groupe Vidéotron – and reveals a decidedly mixed bag.

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February 16, 2010 13 comments Columns

Shaw, Canwest and the Fee-For-Carriage Campaign

Derek DeCloet notes that Shaw's plans to purchase the Canwest TV assets may leave CTV isolated in its campaign for fee-for-carriage.

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February 16, 2010 5 comments Must Reads

Shaw Files Suit Against Novus Over Claims

The CBC reports that Shaw has filed a defamation suit against Novus over its claims about Shaw's aggressive pricing in Vancouver.

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August 25, 2009 2 comments Must Reads