Canada Kicks Ass
New Democrats: putting consumers first in the digital econom


Scape @ Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:23 pm ... al-economy

- We will prohibit all forms of usage-based billing (UBB) by Internet
Service Providers (ISPs);
- We will unlock cells phones, allowing consumers to change providers
without changing phones;
- We will rescind the 2006 Conservative industry-oriented directive to
the CRTC and direct the regulator to stand up for the public interest,
not just the major telecommunications companies;
- We will enshrine "net neutrality" in law, end price gouging and "net
throttling," with clear rules for Internet Service Providers (ISPs),
enforced by the CRTC; and,
- We will apply the proceeds from the advanced wireless spectrum auction
to ensure all Canadians, no matter where they live, will have quality
high-speed broadband internet access.

This is a very sound platform.


SteveK @ Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:26 pm

Very impressive.

I could see these types of policies also increasing their youth-voter base. Would be nice to see the LPC adopt something similar. :lol: