You are asking the right question, JP

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From CARTT: “Commission Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais seemed at several points during the hearing to be worried of having a the CRTC (an arms-length government body) directing cash for local news production”   “I’m a bit surprised that we’re going down a path where, if not government and an agency of government, part of the executive arm […]

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‘Free Basics’ fails in India, or say no to dog kibble, even if it is free

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‘Free Basics’ was one of those enlightened clever ideas whereby the people of India would benefit from Internet connectivity for free, as long as they were ready to endure the walled garden that Facebook intended for them. The Indian regulator banned it as an offence to net neutrality. India’s internet regulator permanently barred the Free Basics service […]

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Smothering the Internet with net neutrality

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The incomparable Ken Engelhart published this provocative – to me at least – opinion piece in the National Post, where its chief editor, Terence  Corcoran, maintains a libertarian and completely pre-Internet idea of competition in telecoms, of giant vertically integrated infrastructures slugging it out for market share. In my time at the CRTC as Commissioner, there […]

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