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TSI Marc
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CRTC Transparency: Great step in the right direction for UBB

My blog about it here: »wp.me/p1YIXQ-7u

TekSavvy press release here:

»www.teksavvy.com/en/why-teksavvy···ber-2012

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»www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/com100/2012/r121026.htm

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, October 26, 2012 - Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that in the future large telephone and cable companies will have to make more information public when proposing rates for wholesale services.

Smaller companies offer competitive and innovative choices to Canadians, by using access they have purchased at wholesale prices from the large companies,"; said Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC. "Today's guidelines will increase transparency and allow Canadians to better understand how we establish wholesale rates."

Rates for wholesale services are based on the cost of providing the service plus an allowable markup. Markups contribute to costs that have not been accounted for, such as corporate overheads and past network investments.

Once companies submit their costs and proposed rates to the CRTC, that information is made public. With this additional data, interested parties will be able to provide a more informed analysis.
Companies will continue to have the right to protect competitively sensitive information, and other parties can continue to request disclosure of any such information. The CRTC will rule on any disclosure requests using the new guidelines.

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Marc - CEO/TekSavvy


HiVolt
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Re: CRTC - More transparency! - WOW!!

Wow, has the CRTC grown some stones or what?

This new guy isn't too bad so far!



TSI Marc
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no kidding!



TSI Andre
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This is awesome! Thanks for sharing Marc!!!



TSI Pierre
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+1



Gone
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Wow.

This is huge, no more filings "in confidence" or any bullshit like that. Perhaps we will all find out the real reason why Cogeco charges nearly twice as much as Rogers for wholesale capacity? Fingers crossed.



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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfslY_AvhLw

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said by Gone:

This is huge, no more filings "in confidence" or any bullshit like that.

"Companies will still have the right to protect competitively sensitive information."

In other words companies will still be able to file stuff "in confidence" if they can prove that it is sensitive enough, which is pretty much what companies were already doing. The new rules may raise the bar on what may be filed "in confidence" but you can bet your shorts that not everything will be public.


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Cool, now we just need to get Jean-Pierre Blais on TekSavvy Internet so he can experience first hand what these incumbents put us through



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Re: CRTC More transparent - Great step in the right direction!

 
This IS big news !

I've just tipped Karl, so that he can cover it.

= = = = = = =

Does this also mean that we get to find out what JF ordered for Breakfast that fateful morning ?



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This is just... bizarro world. The CRTC is releasing decision after decision that is in the best interests of the Canadian public rather than the multi-billion dollar corporation, but at the same time I can't keep help but feeling that any second now the CRTC will rip off a mask revealing an evil monster and cackle menacingly... The about-face change from "regulatory capture" to "consumer advocate" is just so sudden and dramatic...

I'm cautiously optimistic about what we'll see a similar attitude when they eventually rule on new UBB rates or FTTH access...
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TSI Marc
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check out our press release:

»www.teksavvy.com/en/why-teksavvy···ber-2012
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Marc - CEO/TekSavvy



TSI Marc
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yeah.. notice how we said it's a good *step* in the right direction...
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Re: CRTC - More transparency! - WOW!!

said by TwiztedZero:

Cool, now we just need to get Jean-Pierre Blais on TekSavvy Internet so he can experience first hand what these incumbents put us through

You mean:

10 order rejections by Bell citing incompatible equipment?

2 cancelled appointments without anyone calling you to tell you and Bell says the tech showed up and finished the work even though no one bothered to knock on your door and your internet is still not working! (not me, I am one of those lucky ones that didn't have any install issues)

Don't put the poor guy through that.


petah

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Also, let the new guy experience what congestion looks like and why Bell should compensate customers/wholesale for the lack of foresight/planning on CO/remote.



TSI Marc
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My blog about it here: »wp.me/p1YIXQ-7u
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Timing out.

Damn Gabe messing with the network again.



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Re: CRTC Transparency: Great step in the right direction for UBB

Jeff Goldblum, Jurassic Park II.

"Ooooh aaaaah, that's how it always starts, but then later there's the running and screaming..."



Mike



TSI Marc
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Re: CRTC - More transparency! - WOW!!

yeah something seems up with wordpress this week. we checked it out on our end and we dont see any problem..
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TSI Marc
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Anybody else having a difficult time with my blog link?
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HiVolt
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said by TSI Marc:

Anybody else having a difficult time with my blog link?

No worky here either.


mlerner
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said by TSI Marc:

Anybody else having a difficult time with my blog link?

Someone made a boo boo with the DNS for blogs.teksavvy.com. Currently resolving to 10.0.4.10 which is I presume an address on your LAN.


YesSsSsSs

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said by TSI Marc:

Anybody else having a difficult time with my blog link?

NoScript Block it due to ABE:

See:
»noscript.net/abe/

I do believe it has something to do with the "GET" function you have going there. *I think*. Only gave it a quick look-over before closing your webpage for wanting my LAN info (at least that's what NoScipt also had to say about your blog). First time I ever saw NoScript block a site like that and popped up that warning (and I surf the dredges of the net)

So, umm, did you violate me in some weird way?


TSI Marc
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Yup, just caught it. Fixing it now.
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TSI Marc
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It's fixed now but may take a bit before DNS refresh
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mlerner
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said by TSI Marc:

It's fixed now but may take a bit before DNS refresh

A bit? The TTL apparently is set to 24 hours, so about this time tommorow I can then read your blog post!


TSI Marc
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Yeah, pretty much. We're clearing our resolvers shortly for that zone but we can't control all the cached ones out there now...
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TSI Marc
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Looks like we were preparing to move the blog on to our own servers away from Wordpress but still using their engine.. Looks like they buggered it up a bit.
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mlerner
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I guess my LAN DNS servers are the fastest. Back up for me!

I'd copy and paste here for the rest of the peeps but I figure you might copyright on it.



ChuckcZar

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Re: CRTC Transparency: Great step in the right direction for UBB

That's good because hopefully the Prime Minister will get involved when he sees Bell in Ontario charging ten times more than Manitoba Telecom for the exact same gigabytes of data.