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Telecom

Bell’s Unlimited Access Plan

Mark Goldberg notes that Bell has announced an unlimited data plan for wireless connection cards at a reasonable $75 per month (plus system access fees bumping up the price to $84).  The catch?  The fine print includes: You shall not use or allow others to use the Service or your […]

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September 20, 2007 38 comments News

System Access Fee Class Action Seeks Billions in Compensation

The Toronto Star reports that a Saskatchewan court has certified a class action against the major telecommunications companies over the widespread use of "system access fees", a deceptive monthly charge added to cell phone bills that appears to be government mandated, but isn't (I touched on it in a column […]

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September 19, 2007 40 comments Must Reads

Prentice Says Spectrum Auction On Track

New Industry Minister Jim Prentice has told the Canadian Press that the planned spectrum auction is on track for this fall.  Prentice emphasized the need to consider both consumer and corporate interests, stating that "this will involve the balancing of the interests of consumers in ensuring they have good quality […]

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September 19, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Caught in the Throttle

The Ottawa Business Journal has a front page article on traffic shaping this week that highlights yet again why the lack of transparency around Canadian Internet service is a significant problem.  The story focuses on the Rogers' traffic shaping issues and includes references to three comments on the issue from […]

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September 7, 2007 10 comments News

Caught in the Throttle

The Ottawa Business Journal has a front page article on traffic shaping this week that highlights yet again why the lack of transparency around Canadian Internet service is a significant problem.  The story focuses on the Rogers' traffic shaping issues and includes references to three comments on the issue from […]

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September 7, 2007 Comments are Disabled Neutrality