He goes on >>>
Seems the commentators to the magazine are pissed off, some said they canceled their subscription.
The kicker, Maclean’s didn’t even put the authors name in their own article and instead put this was authored by the “editors”, whomever they be.
So it’s an authorless op-ed authored by hidden people @ Maclean’s
The Maclean’s item could certainly be confused with something from a Bell Canada — or CRTC, for that matter — hack.
Bottom line, it says Usage-Based Billing (which, as all of Canada knows, was initially Okayed by the CRTC, only to be later trashed by federal industry minister Tony Clement) is Good.
“The Internet should be fair—not free—to everyone”, says the headline, with “The heaviest users comprise just two per cent of the total” as the sub-head.
Either or both could have come straight out of the mouth of Bell spokesman Mirko ’5%’ Bibic.
Hmmmm. Come to think of it, maybe they did.
“Customers who’ve been receiving subsidized Internet service can naturally be expected to complain about any new system that forces them to pay for what they use”, concludes the Maclean’s piece.
Subsidized? When? And by whom? And for how much?
“But on the whole, the CRTC’s original decision struck an appropriate balance. It protected the vast majority of average users while providing heavy users with a competitive marketplace and small Internet firms with a 15 per cent wholesale advantage. That may not be free, but it’s certainly fair.”
By the editors, says Maclean’s.
Would that be Publisher/Editor-in-chief, Kenneth Whyte; Editor, Mark Stevenson; Senior Executive Editor, Peeter Kopvillem; Managing Editors Dianne de Fenoyl, Dianna Symonds, Sarmishta Subramanian; Executive Editor, Steve Maich; Editor-in-chief and General Manager of Maclean’s Intelligence Unit Cathrin Bradbury; National Editor, Andrew Coyne; and, Senior Editors Mary Dwyer (University Rankings) and John Intini (Features), do you think?
Like, writing five sentences each?
No need to stay tuned.
Jon Newton - p2pnet
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