David Kirkpatrick

November 29, 2008

Canadian internet access?

Filed under: Arts, Media, Technology — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:11 pm

Not so much.

Here’s an informative post from Cory Doctorow at boing boing titled, “Canada’s Internet is crap.”

Good thing a Democrat won the Oval Office this year or all those hippies who’ve been threatening to move north for the last eight years would have to deal with sub par net access.

From the link:

Every time I think about moving back to Canada some day, I remind myself of how miserable the national Internet infrastructure is — and how awful the big telcos are, and how weak-kneed and ass-licking the telcoms regulator is — and I realize I can’t possibly move home. The Internet’s where I live, it’s how I earn my income. Living on Canada’s Internet would be better than living on China’s Internet, say, but that’s a pretty low bar to hurdle.

1. Last week the CRTC sided with Bell against a group of small Internet Service Providers who want to offer their customers unthrottled connections where what they download is their own business and not subject to interference.