The Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)'s chairman Konrad von Finckenstein has ordered big phone network owners such as Bell and Telus to offer smaller wholesale companies higher Internet speeds, despite previous disagreement from the government.
To consumers, this means that whatever Internet speeds the big TelCos sell to retail customers, it must also be made available to smaller companies that rent portions of their networks.
However, small providers were denied their request to require phone and cable companies to reconfigure their networks to offer additional services, such as television. Small Internet provider Teksavvy's chief technology officer Marc Gaudrault said that, although pleased with the majority of the decisions made, "the CRTC's approach will entrench the duopolistic nature of the communications wireline services industry in many important markets and stifle the ability of competitors to provide new and innovative services".
|Canadian broadband blasted by Harvard study|
|The More Time You Spend With Technology, the More Unhappy You Become|
|DirtyGirl on Quizmaster|
|"Fuck yeah Keming!": Celebrating Horrendous Kerning|
|“Social media is the publisher, not just the postman.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|“Bulgaria is hemorrhaging citizens at a rate of 164 per day.”|
|What Nothing Really Means in Seinfeld|
|How to Make a Cheesecake that Looks Like Cheese|
|iPhone 6, the First Smartphone to Disrupt NSA's Spying|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“Featuring over 2,000 flags in motion to Ludwig van Beethoven.”|
|“How easy it is for anyone who tracks our digital activities to gain insight into our personalities.”|
|“Without ads, how does Netflix manage to make money?”|
|Fake Name Generator|