(BTW: the following rant in no way reflects the point-of-view of our sponsors!) If broadcast networks and cable providers are so concerned about the current sad state of local TV, then why have they done so much to kill it over the past decade? There is a battle between the networks and the cable companies […]Read more "Local TV a pawn in the battle between networks and cable"
Milton Bradley-Hasbro’s Monopoly is a great game but for some large (or even small) businesses it’s a way of life. Competition is good. It’s good for the consumer to have many choices and options – unless it is just the same content with a different wrapper. It’s good for business since it encourages innovation and […]Read more "Competition is part of our capitalist system – so are monopolies"
Everyday I talk to people who are still using dial-up to access the internet. Not out of choice but because they have no other options. In rural homes, ranches and farms of Central Alberta people want to connect to the web. The last mile, the point from where fibre and copper ends and the point […]Read more "Broadband in rural regions needs attention"
The current public consultation by CRTC regarding the internet is being watched by experts from around the world. Here’s a link to an article from Ars Technica – a leading blog on the ‘art of technology’ regarding these talks . . . Big Canadian websites want neutral wireless networks too The company behind some of […]Read more "Canada’s internet review on world stage"
As mentioned in earlier posts, the CRTC is investigating the possibility of regulating new media and web based content similar to their role in traditional media sectors. Here some links to items out on the web related to this: CRTC’s backgrounder on new media CBC’s coverage of Google’s letter to CRTC Michael Geist’s ” Three Battleground […]Read more "CRTC and new media – Update"
The Canadian Radio and Television Commission has launched a major review of the impact that the internet is having on Canadian broadcasting and whether it should try to govern content on new digital media. That’s quite a change from 1999 when they announced the following in this news release: News Release May 17, 1999 CRTC WON’T […]Read more "CRTC investigating new media in Canada"