Archive for August, 2011

Parsons on ISP Audits

Christopher Parsons makes a compelling case for the CRTC conducting regular audits of Canadian ISPs to test for a range of issues including uptime, throttling, actual speeds, and congestion.

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August 5, 2011 2 comments Must Reads

UK To Introduce Private Copying Exception With No Levy

The UK Government has issued its response  to the Hargreaves Report, noting that it will be dropping prior plans to implement an ISP blocking scheme and will introduce new exceptions for parody and private copying without a levy: The Government will therefore bring forward proposals in autumn 2011 for a […]

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August 3, 2011 5 comments Must Reads

US Strikes Deal With Canada, Mexico on Spectrum Sharing

AllThingsD reports that the FCC has struck deals with both Canada and Mexico to enable the sharing of certain wireless spectrum in border areas.

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August 3, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Nowak on CRTC Communications Report

Peter Nowak takes the CRTC to task on its new Communications Monitoring Report, particularly its conclusion that Canada is a leader on broadband download speeds.

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August 3, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Government Launches Anti-Spam Site

The federal government has launched a new anti-spam site at FightSpam.gc.ca. The site will grow once new anti-spam law regulations take effect.

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August 3, 2011 2 comments Must Reads