The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports.
Canada isn’t the only country in the world struggling to cope with the staggering influence the Internet is having on communications policies. In the U.S. – like in Canada – regulatory policies rooted in monopolies and oligopolies are quickly evolving to become instruments of international trade and domestic expression. And the catalysts driving this change are high-speed computing, digitization and, of course, the Internet.
Brett Kondruk, most recently president and CEO of NRI On-line, has joined Calgary-based Cquay Inc as VP, special projects. Kondruk has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and management, including in applying GIS technology in the oil and gas industry.
Digital TV public hearing schedule published
The CRTC has published a list of companies that will appear at a hearing in August on new specialty digital television stations. Companies have anywhere from 20-60 minutes to make their case to commissioners. The full list can be found at www.crtc.gc.ca/ENG/PROC_BR/HEARINGS/2000-5/AddInfo/proCal-e.htm.
The federal government has finally launched a single source on the Internet for consumer information. The new Canadian Consumer Information Gateway web site (http://ConsumerInformation.ca) seamlessly combines content from 27 different federal departments on information ranging from car seat safety to banking fees.