The Canadian Progressive: Escalating war on net neutrality, Bell Canada wants to block Canadians’ access to pirate websites

Back in April, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruled in favour of net neutrality and declared that “Internet service providers should treat data traffic equally to foster consumer choice, innovation and the free exchange of ideas.” Bell Media, one of Canada’s “big three” telecom companies, wants to change all that. The post Escalating ...

The Canadian Progressive: Escalating war on net neutrality, Bell Canada wants to block Canadians’ access to pirate websites

Back in April, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruled in favour of net neutrality and declared that “Internet service providers should treat data traffic equally to foster consumer choice, innovation and the free exchange of ideas.” Bell Media, one of Canada’s “big three” telecom companies, wants to change all that. The post Escalating ...

The Canadian Progressive: Michael Geist: Why Telecom Transparency Reporting in Canada Still Falls Short

Internet law expert Michael Geist explains how Rogers Communications’ recent transparency report “provides new insights into how much – or how little – Canadians know about when their personal information is disclosed to government agencies.” The post Michael Geist: Why Telecom Transparency Reporting in Canada Still Falls Short appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: Bell’s Contempt For Its Customers

For me, the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back came last year. Up to then, every three to six months I would play the game of calling my telephone and Internet service provider, Bell Canada, to renegotiate my charges, asking them what they could do for me since I was contemplating switching to the ...

The Canadian Progressive: Bell Canada Slapped With $750 Million Class-Action Lawsuit

A new $750 million class action lawsuit alleges that Bell Canada tracked, collected and sold customers’ sensitive account and internet browsing information to advertisers. The post Bell Canada Slapped With $750 Million Class-Action Lawsuit appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Bell’s Mobile TV Practice Violates Telecommunications Act: CRTC

In a decision likely to have implications for net neutrality, the CRTC has ruled that Bell and Vidéotron’s mobile TV practices violate the Telecommunications Act. The post Bell’s Mobile TV Practice Violates Telecommunications Act: CRTC appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Bell silent on its subscriber information disclosure practices

Why has Bell Canada remained silent on its subscriber information disclosure practices? asks University of Ottawa professor and Internet law expert, Michael Geist. The post Bell silent on its subscriber information disclosure practices appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Alberta Diary: Big money speaks quietly to the recalcitrant Calgary Stampede on its 100th anniversary

Cowboys in the aftermath of a bad chuckwagon spill at the 1937 Calgary Stampede. Below: Chuckwagon races as they’re supposed to appear; Stampede Programming VP Paul Rosenberg; Bell Canada logo of yore. Money talks, and what money is saying now, the day before the 100th opening of the Calgary Stampede, is that Canadians are turning ...