Another day, another step towards increased media conglomeration in the Canadian telecommunications and Internet access market: according to Cartt.ca, on late Tuesday evening, Rogers announced its purchase -- for an undisclosed amount -- of the independent cable company Compton Communications. Read more »
NDP’s Member of Parliament for the Vancouver Kingsway riding, Don Davies, points out the negative impacts of Usage Based Billing and warns against the takeover of the Internet by Big Telecom companies in a newsletter to his supporters. Read more »
OpenMedia.ca will be meeting with Industry Minister Tony Clement via teleconference on March 8, 2011, and we want to know what you would like discussed.
When asked about CRTC's usage-based billing hearing in a recent Industry Committee meeting, Clement said that consumers will decide the future of Canadian Internet. This indicates that while Clement may very well prevent the worst of UBB from being imposed on indie ISPs, he isn't pushing the CRTC to deal with the larger structural problems that led Canadians toward a metered Internet. Read more »
This morning, OpenMedia.ca sent the following letters to the NDP, the Liberal Party, the Green Party, and the Conservative Party of Canada. Our goal is to move this discussion past rhetoric and into specific policy positions. If the political parties really support an affordable Internet, here's a good opportunity for them to stand and be counted. We will report back on their responses. Read more »