Business Software Alliance on Canadian Piracy Rates

"It's certainly at the low end and it's improving."

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September 23, 2009 3 comments News

Rogers Restructures Bill: Drops System Access Fee, Adds Government Regulatory Recovery Fee

The National Post reports Rogers will become the first of the big three wireless companies to drop the system access fee as a line-item in customers' bills.  In its place, the company is incorporating the cost into plan fees (ie. plan costs are increasing) and adding a "government regulatory recovery […]

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September 22, 2009 18 comments News

FCC Takes Stand For Net Neutrality

FCC Chair Julius Genachowski is delivering a speech this morning that takes a strong stand for a free and open Internet (the U.S. regulator has also launched as a site to debate the issue). A transcript of the prepared remarks indicates that the FCC Chair wants to formally establish six principles as Commission rules related to net neutrality.  The FCC is focusing on non-discrimination and tranparency as well as making it clear that the rules should apply across platforms – broadband, mobile, and satellite.  Key quotes:

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September 21, 2009 7 comments News

Government Directs CRTC To Consider Fee-For-Carriage

Following on yesterday's post on how Conservative MPs submitted comments to the CRTC in support of fee-for-carriage, this morning Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore announced an Order-in-Council directing the CRTC to hold hearings and report back on a fee-for-carriage system in Canada.  The challenge, as noted yesterday, is the possibility […]

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September 17, 2009 10 comments News

City of Vancouver Launches Open Data Portal

David Eaves reports that the City of Vancouver has launched its open data portal.

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September 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled News