Recently I was working with one of my customers to setup the Azure Files [https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/products/storage/files] service - a cloud based file sharing solution from Microsoft that allows you to "mount Azure Files shares
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New CRTC Policy Direction Released - The ball is now in their court.
Today Minister Champagne announced the final Policy Direction to the CRTC [https://www.canada.ca/en/innovation-science-economic-development/news/2023/02/minister-champagne-announces-final-direction-to-the-crtc-placing-affordability-and-consumer-rights-at-the-forefront-of-its-future-decisions.html] , and it's a welcome statement for internet competition in Canada. Back in June 2022, the first draft of
Canadian Independent ISPs - another one bites the dust
One topic I've been meaning to write about for some time now is the increasing number of independent ISPs who have been acquired by incumbents. As we start 2023, I was saddened to learn today that another Canadian independent ISP,
Flanker brands are killing independent ISPs
Recently a relative of mine moved and needed internet access. Having not shopped for residential internet service in a long time, I was shocked to see that Virgin, the Bell "flaker brand" was selling 50/10 VDSL service for $40/
Is Bell Mobility violating the CRTC Network Neutrality rules?
Earlier this week I saw a thread on Reddit [https://www.reddit.com/r/bell/comments/109lljm/sd_vs_hd_videos_as_a_selling_point_for_different/] pointing out that Bell Mobility has started limiting access to HD video streaming
The CRTC once again fails Canadians
As you may have seen in the news recently, Canadian merchants are starting to charge processing fees for credit card transcations [https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/canadian-businesses-can-charge-credit-card-fees-starting-oct-6-1.6096370] . The history of this goes back to 2018, when class action lawsuits
Brief Summary of the Rogers Outage RFI
Late last night the CRTC posted the reply from Rogers to the request for information [https://mgamble.ca/static/Rogers-CRTC-RFI.pdf] (RFI) it sent last week. In the RFI, the CRTC asked Rogers to respond to 55 questions about the
Rogers outage postmortem - is it time for structural separation?
On Friday July 8th around 4:45AM, the Rogers network in Canada went down hard [https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflares-view-of-the-rogers-communications-outage-in-canada/] . Cellular, internet, and cable services were disrupted for customers across the country. The NetBlocks monitoring group estimated the outage knocked