February 3, 2011

#UBB Overturned

By admin

It seems the Canadian internet using public can breath again … for the moment.

The Conservative government has overturned the CRTC decision to allow Usage Based Billing.  Is it because the implementation of UBB would have been seen as one of the largest indirect taxes on Canadians and their businesses since the introduction of the personal income tax in 1917?

Or … is it because the Cons realize that pissing off an entire nation to satisfy the endless greed of Bell and Rogers just may not be a good idea?

Regardless, don’t expect the issue to go away.  The folks with Canada’s media companies are slippery and creative.  Too bad all that energy is being wasted on finding ways to tax Canadians and not on ways to improve our digital infrastructure!