In a recent LinkedIn post, Robert Malcolmson, Chief Legal and Regulatory Office for BCE Inc (Bell Canada) once again used the old tired "it harms investment" argument in response to the CRTCs ongoing consideration of expanding mandated access to high-speed
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,
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/
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
In my talk a few weeks ago [https://mgamble.ca/a-kafkaesque-nightmare-the-history-of-stir-shaken-in-canada/] at RAG New Orleans I ended by saying "Or maybe the situation is worse. Maybe the regulator fails to see that smaller players – who function without large scale facilities
The sky is falling, or is it?Over the weekend, the Governor in Council issued an order responding to petitions to the Governor in Council concerning Telecom Order CRTC 2019-288 [https://www.canada.ca/en/innovation-science-economic-development/news/2020/08/order-in-council-responding-to-petitions-to-the-governor-in-council-concerning-telecom-order-crtc-2019-288.