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I just had to point to this (hat tip goes to Dave Fleet, who posted the link on Twitter). It's a blog post at the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's site, with some photos from a demonstration about net neutrality and "bandwidth shaping" by carriers like Bell Canada. As the post says, the office "is currently…
My friend and fellow tech writer Tyler Hamilton from the Toronto Star had a great piece in the paper the other day based on an interview with the Father of the Web himself, Sir Tim Berners-Lee (hat tip to Rob Hyndman for pointing me to it). Sir Tim said that he was "very concerned" that…

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Telecoms and the toll-road gambit

by Mathew on February 2, 2006

I wasn't sure whether to write anything about the "network neutrality" issue, in part because my friend Rob Hyndman has done such a good job of covering the subject - particularly an overview of the current state of affairs in his latest post - but as usual I couldn't resist :-) Verizon has reportedly filed…
My friend and fellow Canuck blogger Mark Evans points to a story from Marketwatch about BellSouth following through on its promise (threat?) to start charging service providers such as Apple or MovieLink extra to ensure that their content gets through to users reliably and quickly. This is an issue that has been coming for awhile.…

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Can you hear that sound? It's the sound of the telecom troops stepping up their lobbying effort on Capitol Hill in Washingon, and on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. And the subject of this effort? The "need" for a two-tiered Internet. The telcos don't call it that, of course, but that's what it will amount to.…