Net Neutrality in the Press
Academic Articles on Net Neutrality
Links to Other Sites

Net Neutrality in the Press

  • June 13, 2007: An article in the Globe & Mail confuses net neutrality with a pay-per-use model, in describing methods ISPs are looking into to increase their revenues and pay for network upgrades.
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  • March 15, 2007:
    The CBC interviews professor Andrew Clement, discussing the issue of net neutrality in general terms. Clement argues that there is a need for regulation in Canada.
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  • March 14, 2007:
    CityTV covers the issue with a quick primer, discussing the issue in broad terms, while attempting to balance coverage with the views from industry, and Andrew Clement speaking on behalf of the 'public interest'.
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  • February 24, 2007:
    This short article in The Globe and Mail summarizes the position of the CRTC and its new chairman, Konrad von Finckenstein: deregulate!
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  • February 12, 2007:
    Michael Geist provides an opinion of Industry Canada’s position on net neutrality in this piece from the Toronto Star. Based on question period documents, Geist’s article discusses the government’s reliance on market forces with regard to telecommunications regulation.
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  • February 6, 2007:
    Based on the same question period documents as Michael Geist’s article, the CBC, as always, gives us a balanced look at the government and telecom regulation.
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  • January 17, 2007:
    The Tyee provides a complete discussion of where net neutrality is in Canada, including a background on the American origins of the debate. Talking to major Canadian public interest advocates, the article concludes that more Canadians need to become engaged in this discussion.
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  • November 2, 2006:
    This CBC article gives a background on the emergence of net neutrality as an issue here in Canada. Talking with people from industry and public interest groups, it lays out the major players and their stands on the issue.
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  • May 18, 2006:
    This CBC backgrounder neatly discusses the landscape of net neutrality, mostly sticking to the American context. It clearly lays out the people for and against, and consults Michael Geist, our resident Canadian expert.
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  • March 23, 2006:
    Looking for the other side of the argument? Mark Evans argues for deregulation of telecommunications while discussing the final TPRP report. Evans claims that the CRTC has become obsolete, putting faith in market forces to rule telecom.
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  • January 11, 2006:
    Robert Depatie, head of Videotron, argues for a non-neutral network in this piece in The Globe. Saying that users are eating up more bandwidth because of sites like YouTube and iTunes, Depatie is lobbying the government for a transmission tariff on heavy traffic.
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  • Academic Articles

    Bar, Francois, & Galperin, Hernan. (2004) Building the wireless Internet infrastructure: From cordless ethernet archipelagos to wireless grids. Communications and Strategies, 54, 45-68. Link to Article

    Heins, Marjorie. (2006, May 30). Commentary: Net neutrality on center stage. The Free Expression Policy Project. Link to Article.

    McTaggart, Craig. (2006, September 30). Was the Internet ever neutral? Paper presented at the 34th Telecommunications and Communications Policy Research Conference. September 29-October 2, 2006. George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA.
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    Meinrath, Sascha D., & Pickard, Victor W. (2006, September). The new network neutrality: Criteria for Internet freedom. Paper presented at the 34th Telecommunications and Communications Policy Research Conference. September 29-October 2, 2006. George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA. Link to Article.

    Scott, Ben, Cooper, Mark, & Kenney, Jeannine. (2006, May). Why consumers demand Internet freedom: Network neutrality: Fact vs. fiction. Link to Article

    Turner, S. Derek. (2006, August). Broadband reality check II: The truth behind America’s digital decline. Washington, DC: Freepress, Consumers Union, and Consumer Federation of America. Link to Article.

    Other Online Resources

    Flash Animation by the ISP-backed “Hands Off the Internet” group. URL:

    Free Press resources on the US Debate. URL:

    Canada's other major site on Net Neutrality, now run by Michael Geist. URL:

    Michael Geist also has an excellent blog on Canadian technology law, IP, and other important issues. URL: