Telecom News - The Week's Highlights

What an interesting week! Holy Cats - there's no limit to the adventures!


The announcement of the potential sale of Toronto Hydro Telecom.
Everyone loves something spicy to heat up their mid-winter blahs.  This is almost better than a trip down south.

AT&T's Announcement of Free Wifi.
After so much odd press, it's good to see AT&T doing something consumer-friendly.

Rogers Set to Launch Unlimited Data Plans in Preparation for iPhone?
Speculation that the high cost of the Rogers data plans has been the reason for the iPhone delays - looks like Rogers is doing something to remedy the baggage the iPhone comes with.

Canadian ISPs Asked to Agree to Mandated Copywrite Filtering.
Internet service providers are supposed to be agnostic, content neutral providers. Just like the electrical company doesn't care and can't tell if you've got a grow-op in your basement, the ISP shouldn't be any more obligated to manage or filter content.

Motion Picture Association of America Admits Screw Up in Study on Movie Piracy.
Yeow - all the Canadian hoolpa over the past few months of Canada being a haven for copywrited materials, and the subsequent governmental activity to try and draft an evil bill to keep the US at bay.... Maybe activity that was simply an over reaction? Did someone say knee jerk?

US Spectrum Auction Get off to Busy Start.
I had no idea spectrum could be so expensive, but so far, the FCC has garnered over $3B in bids for the 700MHz spectrums available... Funny - I had no idea that the bidding on the auction would be anonymous.



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