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The CRTC tries to eliminate ISP competition in Canada

The CRTC is at it again. This time they want to allow Canadian phone companies to cut off their wholesale offering, essentially killing ISP competition in Canada. Please express your concerns here, where you can quickly email Industry Minister Tony Clement, Prime Minister Harper, the Opposition Leader (Michael Ignatieff) and your local MP. Let them know that you care about this important issue.

For more details, I’m attaching an informative email I received from TekSavvy:


We need your help — we need you to lend us your voice and state your opinion on a recent CRTC decision that could allow the incumbent phone companies (such as Bell and Telus) to discontinue offering services (Internet and phone) to wholesale providers which in effect would eliminate competition in Canada.

With no competition to help fuel the market; Internet innovation could come to stand still and prices for broadband access could skyrocket out of control. The incumbents would also be free to do with the lines as they please. This would open up future privacy invading Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technologies and direct marketing/advertising based on *you* and *your families* internet activities and habits.

They could also use this same technology to turn the Internet into a pay-per-website service the same way that TV is a pay-per-channel service. Can you imagine a world where you have to pay to use the Google website to search for information? Then, if you find what you are looking for you may be restricted to the content because your ISP doesn’t have a “peering” agreement with said company.

Please help us stop this major potential catastrophe.

All concerned consumers please visit:

All concerned businesses please visit:

Read the information presented and decide for yourself.

Once you’ve decided what you think is right, you can click the “Make a Difference” link, fill out the form with your details and send a pre-written message to Minister of Industry Tony Clement, Prime Minister Harper, the Opposition Leader, and your local MP or choose to write your own.

Together we can make a difference.
Thank you,
TekSavvy Solutions, Inc.

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2 Responses to “The CRTC tries to eliminate ISP competition in Canada”

  1. Telman Yusupov says:

    Antonio, thank you for the heads up!

  2. Jim Terral says:

    It would be helpful if you included a link to the CRTC decision or at least its title

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