CRTC to large ISPs: Tell Canadians how much their Internet really costs

Could this be a turning point for Canadian Internet users? The CRTC has just instructed large ISPs to tell us how much the Internet really costs.

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CRTC concerned over app privacy

Canada’s national telecom regulator is butting heads with app developers over apps that blow your privacy out of the water.

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Internet speeds just peachy, says traffic throttling Canadian telco

How fast is your Internet connection? According to a report released today, Canada's Internet connectivity is among the fastest and cheapest in the world. There's just one problem: the report was sponsored by Canada's biggest telco.

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ISPs still secretly throttling traffic while CRTC looks on, says Geist.

Has your World of Warcraft gaming been a bit slow lately? What about your Internet telephony? Well, there may be a reason for that. Michael Geist, law professor at the University of Ottawa, has been doing some digging into handle customers' traffic–and what regulators do about it.

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What does a Conservative government mean for web & technology?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper finally won a majority government on Monday May 2. We all he wants to keep taxes low and create jobs – but what does the new government plan to do for the web and technology in Canada?

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Majority of Canadians against usage-based Internet billing

If you thought that the people protesting usage-based billing for Internet service were a fringe of geeks and movie pirates - you might want to consider the results of a new study.

According to an Angus Reid poll, 76 per cent of Canadians disagree with the CRTC's ruling that would impose usage-based billing - aka UBB.

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CRTC bandwidth cap row reaches Harper

As tensions mounted over the CRTC's decision to support usage-based billing this week, independent ISPs were already starting to imposing user bandwidth caps. Now, the issue has reached the highest level of government.

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CRTC ruling angers net neutrality advocates

Are you about to pay more for your Internet bandwidth? A decision made yesterday by the CRTC makes it more likely. According to some industry activists, it made it more difficult for independent Internet Service Providers to make their Internet costs significantly cheaper than the large incumbents.

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A year in with new wireless carriers, are you better off?

Cellphones While the Christmas season is reason enough to celebrate, Wind Mobile has something else to commemorate at this time of the year.

On Dec. 16, Wind turned one. No milestone year for the wireless carrier, but it’s a milestone of change in our wireless landscape.Several years ago the CRTC sold off spectrum, or wireless “space,” to companies that wanted to be cell phone service providers. Whoever bought a spot on the spectrum would be able to send their radio waves through Canada.

Those companies would challenge the main, established players like Rogers, Bell and Telus.  

Wind Mobile was the first to hit the scene a year ago, and now they’re saying that thanks to them, Canadians have better options when it comes to wireless service for their phones.

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How cheaper Internet access could be coming your way

The CRTC stuck it to the federal government and big telecom companies today in what’s essentially a repeat of a previous decision the big boys were unhappy with – and it means you could get better Internet service for less money.

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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.