Category: new media

April 15, 2009

Ottawa Looking to Fund Partisan Propaganda

The folks in Ottawa have been dying to figure out an ‘innovative’ way to bail out Canada’s biggest media companies (besides the CBC, of course) without creating a massive voter backlash.  With that in mind, another hairbrained scheme has materialized:  spending taxpayer money on advertising (story details are pasted below). The absurdity of this plan is laughable for a number of reasons: I normally try […]

October 26, 2008

Net Neutrality: TV Broadcasters Oppose Whitespace Program

In the US, TV broadcasters have officially filed their opposition to any plan to leverage available ‘white space’, or unused broadband wireless airwaves for public use.  They argue that transmitting wireless broadband on white spaces could interfere with TV signals. Original story here. I’m not an expert in this field, but the claim that airwaves will interfere with broadcasters doesn’t make a lot of sense.  […]

October 24, 2008

rabble.ca BETA site

rabble.ca has a beta site that is about to be finalized.  Check here for details rabble is one of Canada’s leading independent news and media information sites and if you don’t follow their content, you may want to.  They’ve drawn in talent from across the country (and occasionally, the globe) and their authors and journalists have an exceptional reputation. rabble is the tip of the […]

July 24, 2008

Net Neutrality, the Wireless Auction & The Future of Canada’s Internet

I’ve been toying with a couple of ideas related to net neutrality in Canada and I’ve developed a few that I’d like you to provide feedback on. Basically, the background info is this: Net neutrality will never exist in Canada because the ‘pipe’ is owned by Bell Canada, Rogers, Telus, etc The recent wireless spectrum auction generated $4.25 billion for the people of Canada The […]