zalternate Posted August 30, 2010 CID Report Share Posted August 30, 2010 (edited) Looks like a good place for this news article. So I am guessing that instead of the third party resellers being limited to 6Mbps as the fastest speed on the main carriers lines, is now the third party can offer the higher speeds over 6Mbps to customers. And the third parties compete via higher caps, as some ISP's in Canada don't like high caps(keep them so low, it is a guarantee to go over), but will offer the user 'overage insurance' $$ to get the high caps that should be there in the first place. aug 30 2010 OTTAWA — Canada’s telecom and broadcast regulator ruled on Monday that incumbent telecom carriers must give new entrants access to their high-speed fiber networks at the same speed they offer their own customers, but that they can charge a 10% mark-up. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) also said cable companies, which have provided "speed-matching" for third-party providers since 2006, must make it easier for secondary Internet service providers to access their networks. The CRTC said the ruling will ensure that Internet services in Canada remain competitive. "Access to broadband Internet services is a key foundation for the digital economy," said Konrad von Finckenstein, Q.C., Chairman of the CRTC. "The large telephone and cable companies are bringing their fibre networks closer to Canadian homes and businesses, which allows for faster Internet connections. Requiring these companies to provide access to their networks will lead to more opportunities for competition in retail Internet services and better serve consumers." http://www.financialpost.com/news/CRTC+boosts+access+small+Internet+providers/3460901/story.html CRTC ruling page. It's nice and long....... http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-632.htm Edited August 31, 2010 by zalternate Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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