Author Archives: François Caron

Lawful Access and MP Vic Toews

You know, sometimes all it takes to turn a controversial rejected video into a potentially hot video is the right inspiration.

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Latest CRTC Decision on Usage-Based Billing

On November 15 2011, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (the CRTC) has released their latest decision on Usage-based billing. The CRTC has decided to implement new usage tariffs on Internet services in Canada. Billing practices for wholesale residential high-speed … Continue reading

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Update on “The 35”

On October 5 2011, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (the CRTC) published the Results of the fact-finding exercise on the over-the-top programming services. The CRTC has decided not to intervene in this matter, stating in their release: “…the evidence … Continue reading

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CRTC, OTT, Taxes, and The 35

Originally published on August 11, 2011. Last updated on September 7, 2011, with contributions by The Mark News. (easier to read streamlined version available here). On May 25, 2011, The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (the CRTC) published a Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Elizabeth May and Wi-Fi

Originally posted on July 28, 2011. Last updated February 14, 2012. September 12 2011 update: Pretty River Academy, a private kindergarten/grade 12 school located  in Collingwood, Ontario, has banned Wi-Fi from their premises, basing their decision on the same flawed … Continue reading

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Unofficial Video Rebuttal to CRTC 2011-77

Or “billing by the byte might be illegal” Also available in written form on The Mark News. This is an unofficial video rebuttal to Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-77 – Review of billing practices for wholesale residential high-speed access … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Participating

On July 11, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission — the CRTC — began hearings on Telecom Notice of Consultation 2011-77, a review of the future billing practices for wholesale residential high-speed access services. In other words, the Commission is … Continue reading

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Rebuttal to Mark Goldberg’s Response

On March 23 2011, Mark Goldberg posted a response on his blog to my video “The UBB Deception” where he objected to many of the items presented in the video, even calling the entire presentation a propaganda piece. This is … Continue reading

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BCE Third Quarter Conference Call Revelations

There has been a bit of a revelation found recently inside BCE’s (i.e. Bell Canada) transcript of their third-quarter 2010 conference call. (Adobe PDF file) First, let’s disclose the entire third paragraph on page 11 so that there aren’t any … Continue reading

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Hits and Upcoming Improvements

Four days after releasing the video “The UBB Deception” on YouTube, it has now surpassed 4,000 views. The message is getting out! We’ve added a new section: The FUQ, or “Frequently Unanswered Questions” (pronounced “Fooq”). This section will contain a … Continue reading

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