Monday, February 21, 2011

Macleans thinks Canada's internet is "fast and modern". Harvard disagrees

Macleans (owned by Rogers) came out with an article on friday in favour of usage-based billing.

In it they claim conservatives are "encouraging the popular delusion that usage-based billing will condemn Canada to backwater Internet"

And they think Canada's internet is "one of the fastest and most modern".

Harvard disagrees, as my earlier post on a study out of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University covers. (pdf, pg 247)

"Though it was among the first nations in the world to provide widespread, retail broadband service, Canada’s recent broadband development has lagged behind other developed nations. Canada’s broadband penetration rates are often lauded, but the country is a poor performer on price and speed and a declining performer in penetration."

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