Monday, March 31, 2008

NUPGE asks CRTC to investigate TRAFFIC SHAPING"

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) asks CRTC to investigate Internet 'traffic shaping'

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Thursday, March 27, 2008


It seems that Bell is moving forward with bandwidth shaping. Implementing this policy affects broadband service delivery for consumers, and now also affects many ISP's who purchase wholesale bandwidth from Bell. Effectively, Bell, is throttling bandwidth in a way that affects service delivery to their retail and wholesale (smaller ISP's) customers.

For Internet users, bandwidth shaping can be compared to buying water through a piped service, and if the company that provides that piped water doesn't like how much water you are using at a particular time, they turn your tap down to a trickle, or in this case they throttle your bandwidth and limit your speed.

Here are several stories that cover BANDWIDTH SHAPING and demonstrate how this is affecting certain consumers, content providers, and ISP's.

(For an explanation on BANDWIDTH SHAPING see our earlier blog entry at )


The Globe and Mail reports that "BELL IRKS ISPS WITH NEW THROTTLING POLICY",

The Globe and Mail also reports that "BELL TO PLAY TRAFFIC COP ON INTERNET BANDWIDTH".

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Friday, March 7, 2008

Muskoka E-business Forum - March 26th, 2008

The Muskoka E-Business Forum 'E-Biz for Your Biz!'

The Muskoka E-Business Forum is a dynamic day long seminar on March 26th 2008 for Muskoka. Hosted by the Muskoka Enterprise Centre and Muskoka Community Network, the E-Biz Forum will explore the future and opportunities of E-Business and Web 2.0.

Learn how to turn E-Business into dollars for Your Business.
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The E-Business Forum will feature Fascinating speakers including:
Keynote: Robert J. Sawyer
A renowned author and speaker, his non-fiction has appeared in Canadian Business, The Financial Times of Canada, The Globe & Mail, Maclean's and Report on Business Magazine. As both a business speaker and science fiction author, Robert will highlight the opportunities offered to busines by the growth of E-Business and Web 2.0. Robert specializes in making sense of technology and distilling the opportunities in plain english.

Panelist: Kenneth Donald
Kenneth Donald is an accomplished business executive with extensive local, national and international experience in Information Technology and E-Business. Kenneth is a Muskoka resident and will explore with you the opportunities of E-Business for small businesses right here in Muskoka! Kenneth will then discuss Business Re-Engineering for E-Business and how it applies to businesses like yours!

Panelist: Rob McPhee

Rob has been involved with business and technology for more than 20 years. Over his career Rob has provided technology solutions to meet business goals to a wide variety of clients including multi-national corporations, governments at all levels, and small and medium sized businesses.
For the Muskoka E-business forum, Rob will provide a practical approach with 5 online marketing strategies available to your organization.

More coming soon! The Muskoka E-Business forum is an excellent opportunity to showcase your company's products and services. Showcase your company to a diverse array of Muskoka Businesses and Decision Makers.

Sponsorship provided by:

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Wednesday March 26th, 2008 8:45am

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The Muskoka E-Business Forum is a joint venture between Muskoka Community Network and Muskoka Enterprise Centre

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