Archive for May 6th, 2011

The Digital Challenge: 1500 Days to Universal, Competitive Broadband in Canada

The CRTC issued its universal service decision this week, which included analysis of funding mechanisms for broadband access, broadband speed targets, and whether there should be a requirement to provide broadband access as part of any basic service objective. Consumers groups and many observers were left disappointed. The CRTC declined […]

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May 6, 2011 38 comments News

CRTC Chair Calls on Broadcasters to Lobby For Legislative Reform

CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein gave a speech to the Canadian broadcasting community yesterday in which he urged broadcasters and broadcast distributors to speak with one voice for legislative reform. Von Finckenstein presented his vision of a single communications statute (rather than separate Telecom Act and Broadcasting Act) that could […]

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May 6, 2011 9 comments News

CRIA vs. CMPA on Canadian Copyright Reform

Billboard runs an article on the future of Canadian copyright reform that highlights the sharp divide between CRIA and much of the rest of the Canadian music industry. CRIA’s Graham Henderson says he believes 90% of Bill C-32 was agreed upon by the music industry.  That comment led to a […]

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May 6, 2011 5 comments News