Geist on UBB: Canada Stands Alone

Michael Geist’s research team has just released a very important study into the concepts of network congestion, usage-based billing, and pricing structures of internet access around the world. He’s posted a great summary of it online (Usage Based Billing Around the World: How Canada Stands Alone), but the full report is also well worth reading if you have the time.

It’s clear that the practices of Canada’s major internet providers put this country’s citizens at a disadvantage both from a cost and an access perspective.

When you discuss the upcoming election with local candidates, be sure to ask them where they stand on the issue of internet access in Canada and what their government might do to improve access and reduce costs for Canadians to ensure that we can compete on a level equal to other developed nations.