Archive for February 3rd, 2011

CRTC Delays Implementation of UBB Decision

CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein has told a House of Commons committee that the CRTC will delay implementation of the usage based billing decision by at least 60 days.  The CRTC says it will review the decision with an eye to protecting consumers, ensuring that heavy users pay for their […]

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February 3, 2011 69 comments News

Three Cents Per Gigabyte

Hugh Thompson has an interesting column on the actual bandwidth costs for ISPs.  He cites one provider that three cents per gigabyte is the likely cost.  Even assuming a ten cents per gigabyte “inflated cost”, that still represents as much as a 50X markup given that some providers charge $5 […]

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February 3, 2011 18 comments News

AUCC Post C-32 Position Paper: Focus on Fair Dealing and Digital Locks

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada has posted its position paper on Bill C-32.  The AUCC is calling for the six factor test from the Supreme Court to be incorporated into fair dealing and for the bill “to permit the breaking of digital locks for any purpose that […]

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February 3, 2011 4 comments News