The NDP has published a release criticizing the Google – Verizon net neutrality deal, expressing concern about the side deal. The deal treats wired and wireless services in a different manner, something the CRTC has rejected as part of its traffic management guidelines.
Archive for August, 2010
Telecom Complaints Commissioner Remains a Relative Unknown
Notwithstanding the public interest, the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services toils in relative anonymity. Established in 2007, the CCTS came as part of a deregulation bargain initiated by then-Industry Minister Maxime Bernier, who deregulated many local telephone markets and established an industry-funded telecom complaints commissioner.
ACTA Agenda for Round 10 of Negotiations
The ACTA participating governments have posted the agenda for next week’s meeting in Washington, which is now being treated as Round 10 of the talks.
ACTA Meeting Expands to Full Week of Talks, All Participants
KEI is reporting that next week’s ACTA meeting in Washington has expanded beyond just a U.S. – E.U. discussion. Instead, it appears to be a full round with all participating countries, a full agenda, and a full week of talks planned. An agenda will apparently be published later this week.
CASA Posts Objection to Access Copyright Tariff Proposal
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations has posted its objection to the Access Copyright tariff proposal with comments on its impact on fair dealing, TPMs, and the reporting requirements.