Canada still wants to “discipline the use of the Internet”
By Nate Anderson
Unlike the parrot in the famous Monty Python sketch, it appears that metered Internet billing in Canada is not quite dead after all. Speaking at a House of Commons hearing today, the head of Canada’s telecoms regulator made it clear that metered billing rules would indeed be delayed—but they could well reappear.
Statement from the Chairman of the CRTC on usage-based billing
OTTAWA-GATINEAU, February 3, 2011 —The Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Konrad von Finckenstein, Q.C., today made the following statement in an appearance before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of the House of Commons:
The entire clip is nice, but the best part starts around 5:00 minutes. Click on the link to jump directly to the 5:00 minute mark.
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