Subsidizing high-speed telecommunications services isn’t necessary

The CRTC hopes to identify what telecommunications services are necessary for all Canadians, along with how to fund them

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Why we don’t need Internet price controls

The market should determine what Internet access is worth, not government regulators

CALGARY, Alta. Feb. 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Sign me up! I want $10-a-month high-speed Internet, too. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is telling us that Canadian prices are out of whack and too high. The group is asking the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to mandate that $10-per-month high-speed Internet be made available…

Time to rewrite the script for Canada’s cultural policies

Arguments for continued government support of entertainment industries no longer credible

Time to rewrite the script for Canada’s cultural policiesBELLINGHAM, WA, Mar 14, 2014/ Troy Media/ - While the CRTC’s recent reprimand of three Toronto-based X-rated channels for failing to meet the required 35 per cent threshold for Canadian content became fodder for internet humor, Canadian content regulations are no laughing matter for cultural nationalists. Indeed, one of the oldest shibboleths of Canadian public…

Canadian TV consumers are still the real losers

Lack of consumer choice

Canadian TV consumers are still the real losersJanuary 25, 2013 CALGARY, AB, Jan. 25, 2013/ Troy Media/ - You have to credit Canada's youngest news channel, Sun TV, for getting folks to sit up and take notice. The cheeky, proudly right-wing, talk-radio styled TV station is mounting a campaign to get the respect it says it deserves from the country's broadcast regulator.…