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11-19-2010, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by vesperal View Post
Not true. You just need to look a couple years back in Gaspesie. The government built the main line going around the region, all that was left for Bell was to put up stations and connect "the last mile". Most place went without any internet, Bell wouldn't do it until x number of houses agreed to go with them. A reasonable proposition until you realize they were asking for huge percentage of population, way above simple profit. They just didn't want to do it if it meant only a 5-10% return in profit, they wanted 50% to 100% return.

Data is just like water or electricity, having different corporations build redundant infrastructure is just a waste of money, space and an eyesore. The CRTC is suppose to be in place to protect us. Here's their mandate: "The CRTC’s mandate is to ensure that both the broadcasting and telecommunications systems serve the Canadian public. In telecommunications, the CRTC ensures that Canadians receive reliable telephone and other telecommunications services, at affordable prices."

This is a big failure from the CRTC and in the last few year it has become one of the worst public organization in Canada. Going forward, there is only two real choice for a better future : Clean up the CRTC or nationalize the data system. The government would then sell the data to any internet company who would then set their own price, allowing free enterprise and competition.
1) Your example sounds like a bad/stupid contract was written.

2) Internet infrastructure is generally not redundant, you need more and more bandwidth capacity every year.

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