September 2, 2010 by Reuven Ashtar
South of the border, the FCC has seemed toothless of late in its attempts to control Internet service provision. It longs for the vociferous support its Internet policies enjoyed just a few years ago. A Court of Appeals decision forbade the Commission from interfering with providers’ selective slowing/blocking, and months of subsequent secret net-neutrality-brokering meetings have proven fruitless and been overshadowed by a private Google-Verizon agreement. But, in Ottawa, this week’s back-to-back decisions show the CRTC firmly in control of Canadian Internet policy.