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Telecom

What Net Neutrality Isn’t

The Globe and Mail reports on plans by major Canadian ISPs such as Bell Canada and Telus to move away from unlimited usage plans toward pricing based on bandwidth used.  The article suggests that net neutrality stands in the way, though I don't think that's true.  ISPs already have bit-caps […]

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June 13, 2007 5 comments Must Reads

Engadget Reports Cable Co’s Actively Using Broadcast Flag

Engadget reports that some Canadian cable providers, particularly Rogers and Shaw, are activating the broadcast flag onto a questionable amount of content.  The site says that "users who are trying to record said programming via their own Windows Vista Media Center setup are receiving all sorts of errors and messages […]

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June 5, 2007 3 comments Must Reads

Is Telus Overreaching With YouTube Copyright Claims?

A blog reader points to a site listing more than a dozen videos posted on YouTube that Telus has demanded be removed due to copyright concerns.  While there are several videos that may indeed be subject to Telus copyright, many others appear to merely involve union videos that surely do […]

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June 4, 2007 15 comments News

Canada Labeled a “Pedophile Haven”

Fresh off unsubstantiated claims that Canada is a piracy haven, the media is now reporting that Canada is also a "pedophile haven."  At least two groups are quoted in a CTV article claiming that Canada has lax laws and should require Internet service providers to take stronger action against pedophile […]

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May 24, 2007 19 comments News

Broadband Speeds and Competition

There has been an interesting discussion this week on Dave Farber's IP List comparing broadband speeds and linking that to the competitive environment.  The discussion, which references congressional testimony and an ITIF study, notes how much faster, cheaper, and more competitive broadband services are in countries such as Japan and […]

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May 23, 2007 2 comments Must Reads