Wednesday, November 07, 2012ISPs still waiting for CRTC on pricing A year ago independent service providers were anxioulsy waiting a CRTC pricing decision, and now they're waiting for another which may modify it
Tuesday, November 06, 2012Internet access here ‘terrible,’ conference told The Canadian head of an Internet registrar and U.S. wireless operator says independent ISPs should build infrastructure themselves rather than rely on Ottawa
Wednesday, January 04, 2012ISPs to fight Bell again on competition A group of independent Internet providers is about to go to the CRTC to complain over Bell's negotiating tactics. Meanwhile an ISP has increased some rates as a result of a CRTC ruling
Wednesday, July 20, 2011ISPs hesitate to add faster speeds The federal telecom regulator thought it was doing independent providers a favour by setting out interim rates so they could offer high speed services sooner than expected. However, there are a few unpalatable strings
Sunday, July 10, 2011CRTC starts Internet wholesale pricing hearing The telecom regulator begins a hearing to hone its unpopular decision on usage-based billing and set wholesale pricing for independent Internet providers so they can offer high-speed access equal to big carriers.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011Bell’s new CRTC proposal is rebranded UBB: TekSavvy The telecom giant’s reversal on usage-based billing isn’t really a reversal at all, according to TekSavvy's CEO. Why the independent ISP isn’t happy about Bell’s new “aggregated volume pricing” proposal, which it says forces wholesale ISPs to “guesstimate” their bandwidth needs
Wednesday, February 09, 2011Businesses hurt by UBB, says public group The Public Interest Advocacy Centre warns politicians that usage-based billing will end up causing trouble for digital content companies
Tuesday, February 01, 2011Feds to review CRTC’s 'metered Internet' ruling The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s decision to force independent ISPs to move to usage-based billing has been criticized by thousands of Canadians, including PM Stephen Harper. Why one online activist and Liberal MP Marc Garneau both say its too early to start the parade
Friday, December 10, 2010CRTC gives business more choice in buying broadband Service providers lighting and selling leased dark fibre won’t be regulated, the commission says. The ruling not only gives enterprises more choice in who they buy connectivity from, but it may also increase the number of foreign carriers operating here
Friday, May 28, 2010Need for speed: ISPs to plead case before CRTC Independent Internet providers will ask the federal regulator to order telcos and cablecos to let them match the fastest speeds the incumbents offer on their new networks. The incumbents will say it isn’t necessary, or, considering the money they're spending, fair.
Thursday, May 06, 2010ISPs may raise rates after CRTC ruling One industry analyst says the decision on usage-based billing handcuffs the Bell companies. But two independent service providers believe their Internet rates will be affected