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News of the Week; July 4, 2018

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY Comments about Indigenous Women Breached Broadcast Codes, Says Canadian Broadcast Standards Council Talk Show’s Sexual Discussions Not Too Explicit, Says Canadian Broadcast Standards Council The Consequences of High Wireless Costs: OECD Data Confirms Canadians Lag Behind in Data Usage (Michael Geist) Effort To Save Net Neutrality Via Congressional Review Act […]

News of the Week; June 27, 2018

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY Net Neutrality and NAFTA: Canadian Government Says It Will Address U.S. Policy Should Harms Arise (Michael Geist) AT&T Successfully Derails California’s Tough New Net Neutrality Law California net neutrality bill gutted as lawmakers cave to AT&T lobbyists California’s Quest For Tough Net Neutrality Not Dead Yet Bill to save net […]

News of the Week; June 20, 2018

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY The CRTC’s Vision of the Future Government of Canada Looks to Modernize Telecommunications and Broadcasting Legislation for the Digital Age  CRTC Rebuked: Government Signals Frustration With the Commission Prioritizing Carriers Over Consumers (Michael Geist) How Did George Brown College Come to Support the FairPlay Site Blocking Plan? Docs Show Bell […]

News of the Week; June 13, 2018

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY Government of Canada launches review of Telecommunications and Broadcasting Acts Broadcasting And Telecommunications Legislative Review: Terms of Reference The CRTC’s fundamental mistake: It thinks it can regulate the internet (Michael Geist) The CRTC’s Fundamental Flaw: Broadcasting May Be the Internet, but the Internet is Not Broadcasting (Michael Geist) Canadian Government Responds […]

News of the Week; June 6, 2018

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY The Future of Programming Distribution in Canada: CRTC Reports On CanCon in the Digital World Harnessing Change: The Future of Programming Distribution in Canada (CRTC) Regulate Everything: The CRTC Goes All-In on Internet Taxation and Regulation (Michael Geist) Math Not Magic: If Melanie Joly Mandates Internet Taxes, Consumers Will Foot the […]

News of the Week; May 30, 2018

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY A Matter of Trust: What Is Happening at the CRTC? (Michael Geist) Who Needs an iPhone Tax: Canadian Music Industry Instead Calls for $40 Million Annual Handout (Michael Geist) Wireless Carrier Abuse Of Location Data Makes The Facebook, Cambridge Scandal Look Like Amateur Hour ESPN Analysts Routinely Told Execs Not […]

News of the Week; May 23, 2018

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY Judge For Yourself: Bell Says It Didn’t Meet CRTC to Review the FairPlay Application, But Here’s the Slide Presentation (Michael Geist) Rupert Murdoch Believes In The Free Market… Until His Company Is Struggling: Then He Wants To Regulate Competitors Disney’s Plans to Buy Fox Just Hit a Major Snag and […]

News of the Week; May 16, 2018

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY Fair Play for FairPlay?: Bell Presented Its Site Blocking Plan to the CRTC Months Before It Became Public (Michael Geist) House of Commons Ethics Committee Recommends Rejecting Bell Coalition Website Blocking Plan (Michael Geist) Not So Fast: Digging into MEI’s Report on the State of Canadian Wireless Services (Michael Geist) […]

News of the Week; May 9, 2018

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY World’s Worst Wireless Pricing?: Report Finds Canadian Wireless Broadband Pricing Offers Least Bang for the Buck in Developed World (Michael Geist) Why one man’s victory against Bell won’t resolve telecom’s customer-service problems Bell Backroom Pressure: Internal Documents Reveal How a Brock University Executive Came to Provide Support for Website Blocking […]

News of the Week; May 2, 2018

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY Customer takes Bell to court and wins, as judge agrees telecom giant can’t promise a price, then change it: Contract law expert says Ontario case could be grounds for class-action lawsuit FCC Republican gets official warning after pushing for Trump’s re-election: O’Rielly broke government ethics law; could be punished if […]