OpenMedia.ca: New information, more reasons to protect the Internet in Canada

According to the OECD Communications Outlook 2011 report, broadband use in Canada is one of the highest among OECD members. The OECD recently released new information regarding broadband use and costs among its 33 member countries, and judging from the results, Canada’s Internet strategy (or lack thereof) continues to disappoint Canadian Internet users. In the ...

eaves.ca: How to Unsuck Canada’s Internet – creating the right incentives

This week at the Mesh conference in Toronto (where I’ll be talking Open Data) the always thoughtful Jesse Brown, of TVO’s Search Engine will be running a session title How to Unsuck Canada’s Internet. As part of the lead up to the session he asked me if I could write him a sentence or two ...

Reasonable caps for reasonable prices?

Usage based billing. It is a term that most Canadians had probably never even heard of until quite recently. I had, but that is because I handle most of the technological aspects of my family, and my family is a Rogers customer. We switched to Rogers almost 5 years ago, and even then a bandwidth ...

Mike Powell Fanclub: Steve Anderson of openmedia.ca on Usage Based Billing

I spoke with Steve Anderson of OpenMedia.ca this morning about the CRTC’s recent ruling that open’s the door for Usage Based Billing. OpenMedia.ca has really led the grassroots (digitalroots?) charge that has seen a massive number of people sign an online petition that has, at least in part, prompted political action. Or at least as ...