Tag: Television

Some Modest Proposals for Legislative Change

Friday and Saturday of last week, I attended a conference Rebooting Canada’s Communications Legislation: A conference to examine changes to Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications legislation, hosted by the University of Ottawa’s Centre on Governance and the Forum for Research and Policy

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Pick and Pay: Escape from the Walled Garden

The decision of the CRTC to require the unbundling of cable, satellite and wireline delivered broadcasting is the single most radical decision that the CRTC has made since the forced sale of American interests in Canadian radio and TV stations

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Facilities Based Competition: Fibre to the Home

Oft repeated in the course of the CRTC’s wholesale access proceedings was the virtue of investment in telecommunications facilities. The incumbents and their expert economists argue that resellers of telecommunications capacity are some sort of parasitic beast, who can only

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Let’s Talk TV with the CRTC

Let’s Talk TV with the CRTC The CRTC is in the midst of an important series of hearings. These hearings are on the future of the regulation of Canadian TV, the wholesale access to wireless services, and the policies that

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