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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Metered Internet: Clement hints at billing review...

TORONTO — The federal cabinet may be preparing to intervene against a controversial decision by the country’s telecommunications regulator that consumer advocacy groups say threatens to drive up Internet pricing and drive down innovation.

In a move that signals Ottawa is keen on creating a competitive marketplace across the sector not merely in mobile, Industry Minister Tony Clement said Monday he is scrutinizing a decision by the CRTC that will make so-called “usage-based billing” a standard practice across the industry.

Source: Jamie Sturgeon, Financial Post · Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

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