Industry Canada has launched a crowdsourcing initiative that encourages Canadians to post details on their Internet access in an effort to map accessibility in Canada.
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Statscan E-commerce Release Points to Digital Divide
Statistics Canada is out today with a new report on Canadian e-commerce trends. The data confirms that e-commerce is growing with travel, books, clothing, software, and music leading the way. It also points to substantial "window shopping" and notable differences in demographic purchasing habits (younger age groups buy music, older […]
Gov’t Backs Down in Cash Grab For Deferral Account
The Globe and Mail reports that the government was thinking about grabbing the more than $600 million sitting in deferral accounts that the CRTC wants used for broadband and consumer groups want refunded. The optics of hundreds of millions of consumers' money going into government coffers while the same telcos […]
Speaking Out on the Telecom Policy Review
My weekly Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version) summarizes the key points in my submission to Canada’s Telecommunications Policy Review. The submission should be posted online within the next day or two [update: the submission is now online]. I argue that three principles should govern the […]