UBB Hearing Media Round-Up

To help keep you up to date on the CRTC's usage-based billing (Internet metering) hearing running from Monday, July 11th - Friday, July 22nd, we're using this page to summarize what's going on, and round up all relevant media coverage, documents, and transcripts for the hearing.

Learn more checking out the transcript of Live Chat debrief, which took place at http://openmedia.ca/chat on Thursday, July 21.

...And don't forget to keep sharing the petition at http://www.StopTheMeter.ca



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Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6




Prelude


Media Coverage

Documents and Transcripts

OpenMedia.ca/CIPPIC's Submissions

CRTC Documents and Notices

Read more comments and submissions sent to the CRTC HERE.

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Day 1 - Monday, July 11, 2011


Take-Aways

  • Bell suggested that their customers like UBB! Twitter didn't like that too much
  • Bell squirmed when asked numerous questions about costs, and couldn't answer many, despite their army of lawyers being three rows thick.
  • Telus stated that they don't need UBB because they have invested in their networks. Conclusion: Bell wants us to reward their failure.

Media Coverage

Documents and Transcripts

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Day 2 - Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Take-Aways

  • First thing in the morning, we at OpenMedia.ca joined CIPPIC to defend the position of the half-a-million who have signed the Stop The Meter petition.
  • We were stunned to hear CRTC Vice Chair Tom Pentefountas ask us, "What is so undemocratic about allowing a few companies to control the Internet?"
  • Pentefountas also suggested that we (a public interest organization) are "just as self-serving" as the big telecom companies.
  • The Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC) discussed its proposal: that indie ISPs pay only for the maximum network capacity they use during peak hours.

Media Coverage

Documents and Transcripts

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Day 3 - Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Media Coverage

Op-Eds

Documents and Transcripts

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Day 4 - Thursday, July 14, 2011


Media Coverage

Op-Eds

Documents and Transcripts

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Day 5 - Rebuttals - Monday, July 18, 2011


Take-Aways

  • CNOC continued to push for its proposal (the one we support), the 95th percentile model
  • Telus seems supportive of indie ISP idea, but states they would also support a volume-based proposal like Bell's
  • Most groups appear to believe that Bell's proposal, aggregated volume pricing (AVP), will not be suitable
  • Bell's Mirko Bibic attempted to modify the AVP proposal during the rebuttals. Bell soon decides to go back and table another volume-based proposal.
  • Chris Tacit, counsel for CNOC, commented on the UK's success with functional separation

Media Coverage

Documents and Transcripts

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Day 6 - Rebuttals - Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Media Coverage

Documents and Transcripts

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*If you've found other media coverage that we should include here, please email it to lindsey@openmedia.ca or tweet @OpenMedia_ca.