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Broadband chart, European Commission, Fixed Broadband Prices in Europe 2016, p. 40

European Commission Backed Study Confirms Canada Among the Most Expensive for Broadband Internet Access

The European Commission has released a new study it commissioned on broadband pricing in Europe and several other leading countries. It confirms yet again what Canadian consumers have long suspected: Canada is among the most expensive countries in the developed economy world for broadband Internet services. The study, which provides data on the 2016 retail pricing for consumers throughout the EU, Canada, the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Norway, and Iceland, found Canadians consistently face some of the most expensive pricing regardless of speed or whether the packages include local telephone and television services. The survey was conducted over a two-week period in October 2016 and included retail pricing for five major Canadian ISPs: Bell, Shaw, Rogers, Videotron, and Telus. The data includes procedures to account for one-off fees and other discounts.

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September 26, 2017 5 comments News

European Commission Study Finds Online Music Piracy Doesn’t Hurt Sales

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has released a report that finds that online music piracy does not harm sales. The report examined the browsing habits of more than 16,000 European consumers. It found that an increase in clicks on infringing sites led to a small increase in clicks on […]

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March 18, 2013 2 comments News

European Commission Drops ACTA Appeal

The European Commission has dropped its appeal of ACTA at the European Court of Justice. Earlier this year, the EC promised to take ACTA to the ECJ to review its compatibility with fundamental rights. With ACTA now politically dead in Europe, the EC has dropped the action.

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December 20, 2012 Comments are Disabled News

European Commission Conducts Survey on IP Enforcement

The European Commission is conducting a USTR Special 301-like survey on IP enforcement in non-EU countries.  The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2008.

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April 22, 2008 1 comment News