It looks like Big Three telecom giants are fighting hard to maintain their stranglehold over our wireless market, and over Canadians’ wallets. The Big Three have been on the back foot since pressure from tens of thousands of Canadians won positive new customer protection rules last year, along with a clear government . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: As Big Telecom ramps up lobbying, will government cave?
Big telecom companies across Canada are continuing to employ ‘usage-based billing’, an punitive billing practice that restricts data allowances. Though many of you fought back against UBB via the Stop The Meter campaign—you prevented it from being imposed across the entire Internet service market—Big Telecom continues to use it to price-gouge Canadians. . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Huffington Post: Netflix exec says "Canadians have almost third-world access to the Internet"
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– The blogosphere is now out in force in chasing down new angles on Robocon. Dave pointed out that the misleading calls look to be linked to a “target seat management unit” set up by the Cons’ central brain trust; Saskboy connected that same unit to familiar Harper apparatchik . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links