Canada joins the 21st century !
oliver.oboyle at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 14:07:57 UTC 2016
Awesome, some maybe in 5 years we'll see the speeds we should have seen 20
years earlier! Can't wait!
On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 8:18 AM, Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> wrote:
> The government getting involved with the Internet rarely goes well. The
> FCC is a shining example of how to usually do it wrong.
> Mike Hammett
> Intelligent Computing Solutions
> Midwest Internet Exchange
> The Brothers WISP
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jean-Francois Mezei" <jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca>
> To: Nanog at nanog.org
> Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:59:22 AM
> Subject: Canada joins the 21st century !
> This is more of an FYI.
> Yesterday, the CRTC released a big decision on broadband. In 2011, the
> same process resulted in CRTC to not declare the Internet as "basic
> service" and to set speed goals to 1990s 5/1.
> Yesterday, the CRTC declared the Internet to be a basic service (which
> enables additional regulatory powers) and set speed goals to 50/10.
> Note that this is not a definition of broadband as the FCC had done, it
> one of many criteria that will be weighted when proposal to get funding
> is received. But hopefully, it means the end of deployment of DSL.
> Also, as a result of declaring it a basic service, the CRTC enables
> powers to force ISPs to contrtibute to a fund that will be used to
> subsidize deplooyment in rural areas.
> It plans to collect $100 million/year, increasing by $25m each year to
> top at $200m which will then be distributed to companies who deploy
> internet to unserved areas.
> By setting the speed standard to 50/10, it basically marks any territory
> not served by cableco as underserved since telco's copper can't reliably
> deliver those speeds.
> Nothing happens for now because a "follow up" process is needed to
> decide how the funding mechanism will work (what portions of a companies
> revenues are counted to calculated its mandated contribution to fund)
> and how the process of bidding for subsidies will work. That could take
> 1 to 2 years.
> Also in the decision is the phasing out of the equivalent programme for
> POTS which saw telephone deployed everywhere. The difference is that the
> POTS program had an "obligation to serve" whereas the internet doesn't.
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