Because even many managers in Canada, the government too are not honest, do not tell the truth, they often also do lie as to the actual reasons their product prices are going up, and/or the quality of their services are going down, thus they are still helping to put themselves out of work, out of business eventually and to be rightfully dismissed too.
Because undeniably Bell Sympatico on it’s own cannot deliver effective, competitive internet services it next tries to stop anyone else who can.. knowing how really useless the Prime Minister, Jim Prentice MP, Conservative federal minster of Industry and the CRTC are now too
Bell moves to limit internet downloads of competitor ISPs CBC.ca - “ CBC News Bell moved in April to eliminate mandated access to its network by small internet service providers. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press) Bell Canada Inc. is moving to impose download limits on customers of independent internet providers,The limits would range from two gigabytes per month for customers with slower connections of 512 kilobits per second up to 60 GB for those with the faster speeds of five megabits per second, according to Acanac president Paul Louro. Customers who exceed those limits would incur extra charges, much like cellphone subscribers do when they surpass their monthly minutes. Bell officials could not be reached for comment.
The company has taken several steps toward eliminating the smaller ISPs’ ability to compete over the past few months, the firms say. Bell began slowing the speeds of its own Sympatico subscribers using peer-to-peer applications such as BitTorrent last November, then extended the practice to its wholesale customers in March, prompting a dispute that is before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
The smaller companies, through the Canadian Association of Internet Providers, say Bell is breaking telecommunications law through its speed “throttling” and have asked the CRTC to force an end to the practice. CAIP has also said Bell is forcing the throttling onto its members so that they aren’t able to offer a competitive advantage, or faster speeds, than Sympatico.
Bell also has an appeal before the Federal Court of Canada to scrap CRTC-mandated access of wholesale customers such as TekSavvy, Eagle.ca and Acanac to its network. Bell says the high-speed internet market is highly competitive and regulated rules of access are therefore no longer necessary.
Smaller ISPs were given access to the networks of phone companies in the first place because the incumbents held a natural infrastructure monopoly, which was initially built through taxpayer funds when they were government-owned.
Louro, posting on DSLreports.com, said the only good news for customers is that the download limits — if they are imposed in January, as proposed by Bell — will not affect current clients. So long as customers do not switch ISPs, they will continue to have unlimited downloading.
He also said Acanac is exploring the possibility of allying with other small ISPs to install its own equipment in Bell’s communications offices, which would allow them to bypass Bell’s forced download limits.
“We prefer not to do this alone,” Louro wrote.
Installing equipment in Bell’s buildings is a risky proposition, Gaudreault said, until the outcome of the company’s court appeal is known.
“The question then becomes, what next?” he said.”
FCC Blasts Comcast For Blocking Internet – Details Comcast’s conflict of interest! Read it here in the FCC press release!
The FCC lambasted Comcast ( NSDQ: CMCSA) for blocking traffic from some P2P users and evading its official position on the matter in a long awaited and 3-2 split ruling today. Prompted by a complaint filed by Free Press and Public Knowledge and complaints from Comcast subscribers who noticed problems using P2P applications such at BitTorrent, Comcast denied responsibility at first and then changed its story at least three more times as new details emerged. “Comcast’s interference is far more invasive and widespread than the company first conceded,” the commission wrote in its ruling. The FCC didn’t fine Comcast but ordered it to cease all “discriminatory network-management practices” by the end of the year. Within 30 days, Comcast is required to disclose its practices to the agency. Release (pdf). Comcast has an anti-competitive motive to interfere with customers’ use of peer-to-peer applications,” which can deliver high-quality video content that users might otherwise pay for on cable TV. Calling Comcast’s tactics “invasive” and having “significant effects,” the commission wrote that it found the company is “monitoring customers’ connections using deep packet inspection and then determines how it will route some connections based not on their destinations but on their contents. In essence, Comcast opens its customers’ mail because it wants to deliver mail not based on the address on the envelope but on the type of letter contained therein.” The FCC believes Comcast “interfered with up to three-quarters of all peer-to-peer connections in certain communities.” The end result being the “blocking of internet traffic, which had the effect of substantially impeding consumers’ ability to access the content and to use the applications of their choice.” Still, the agency “reiterated that its interest is in protecting consumers’ access to lawful content. Blocking unlawful content such as child pornography or pirated music or video would be consistent with federal internet policy.”
and we thus all can see why too next… for those useless Tories a
Tory majority still out of reach: Poll
” Published: Friday, August 01, 2008
OTTAWA – If Prime Minister Stephen Harper successfully goads Liberal Leader Stephane Dion into forcing a fall election, Harper may not be so pleased with the results.
A new poll shows the Conservatives just slightly ahead of the Liberals, but behind their Grit rivals in Ontario and Quebec, two provinces where the Conservatives must make gains if they hope to one day form a majority government.
Moreover, the poll, done exclusively for Canwest News Service and Global National by Ipsos Reid, shows that, despite Harper’s caustic dismissal of Dion’s green shift plan and his challenge in a speech Wednesday that Dion ought to “fish or cut bait,” voter support has barely moved.
If an election were held today, it would likely result in another Conservative minority.
The Ipsos Reid survey finds that 34 per cent of Canadians support Harper’s Conservatives, an improvement of one percentage point from the last Ipsos Reid poll six weeks ago, while Dion’s Liberals are sitting at 30 per cent, a drop of two percentage points.
If those results held through an election this fall, it would likely result in another Conservative minority but could, depending on where support is concentrated, produce a small Liberal minority government.”