Post Tagged with: "internet access"

Public and Political Concern Over Usage Based Billing Gathers Steam

The increasing use of bandwidth caps and usage based billing models among Canadian ISPs may enjoy support from the CRTC, but the practice has begun to attract increasing critical attention in both the media and at the political level.  Yesterday, the NDP issued a release lamenting that “Canada is already […]

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January 21, 2011 86 comments News

U.S. Senators Introduce Bill For Mandatory Open Wifi in Federal Buildings

The Hill reports that U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe and Mark Warner introduced legislation on Friday that would require all public federal buildings to install WiFi base stations in order to free up cell phone networks.

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December 6, 2010 1 comment News

Telus Rejects Internet Obligation to Serve

The Globe reports that Telus has argued in a submission to the CRTC that satellite, cable, copper, and wireless options will together provide 100 percent broadband coverage in Canada without the need for regulation.  Telus rejects calls for an Internet obligation to serve.

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April 27, 2010 4 comments News

CBC’s The Current on Broadband Access

I appeared on CBC’s the Current to discuss broadband access as Google looks for communities to test its new super-high-speed broadband network. Also on the program were Kelly Kirschner, George Reid and Tony Clement. The podcast is available here under Pt 2 Broadband Access. This relates to my column where I discuss the need for a Canadian digital policy.

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March 24, 2010 Comments are Disabled News Interviews, Podcasts, Tv / Radio

New Brunswick To Implement Province-Wide Broadband Initiative

The Province of New Brunswick has announced plans to provide province-wide broadband connectivity within the next 18 months.

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January 4, 2009 3 comments News