Post Tagged with: "network neutrality"

Rogers CFO Speculates on Tiered Access

Rogers CFO Doug Linton has told an investors’ conference that ISPs must move toward increased tiered pricing for customers. 

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May 25, 2006 6 comments News

A2K Rising

I spent the Friday and Saturday at Yale Law School’s Access to Knowledge conference. It is still early days in this movement, but witnessing the growth of the network and commitment to this issue is incredibly exciting.  The conference has a detailed wiki for those interested in the panels, which […]

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April 23, 2006 1 comment News

The Telecom Policy Review: The Rest of the Story

Coverage of the release last week of Canada's telecommunications policy review centered primarily on the call for a new regulatory approach that emphasizes market independence over government interference combined with a slimmed-down CRTC and list of policy priorities. My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, webpage version) focuses on the rest of the story as the report identified a series of important areas – including network neutrality, ubiquitous broadband access, privacy, spam, and consumer protection – that merit government intervention or support.

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March 26, 2006 1 comment Columns

Consequences of Uncompetitiveness

While the stock markets were focused yesterday on comments to a conference from Google’s CFO, Rogers VP Finance was telling another investor conference about Rogers’ take on the broadband marketplace.  John Gossling said: "The good news, I think, on both is that there is actually some pricing power. Unlike the […]

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March 1, 2006 4 comments News

The Slippery Slope of Two-Tier Email

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, BBC Version, webpage version) examines America Online and Yahoo!’ s recent announcement of a new fee-based system for commercial email. I argue that certified email will do little to address spam and may not attract a large client base.  Rather, its more significant impact lies in the fact that it is yet another step toward the two-tiered Internet that will ultimately shift new costs to consumers.

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February 12, 2006 Comments are Disabled Columns