Monthly Archives: March 2012

Drunken Prime Minister Overturns Courts, Allows Foreign Ownership

Imagine the following scenario: The Canadian telecommunications market is dominated by a few large firms. A foreign venture capitalist, let’s call him Jay, sees an opportunity to make some money by starting up a competitor in Canada, ostensibly to provide quality service to Canadians and bring down the high prices that incumbent providers charge. Jay […]

Industry Canada’s Auction Rules Prevent Interference (with Telco Profits)

Not that long ago, if you wanted to spend an evening watching a movie, you’d head down to the local video store, walk around the aisles a couple times, and once you found something ‘good’ you’d head to the till, whip out your membership card, pay and head straight for the couch. Today, if you’ve […]

Who needs Better Internet, Anyway?

Way back in 2001, the Government-sponsored National Broadband Task Force determined that “over the next 10 or 20 years, the development of broadband network services and applications will have a profound effect on all aspects of Canadian life.” Well here we are, 11 years later, and Canadians are amongst the heaviest Internet users in the […]