We need the government to end the competition fallacy and use the tools at its disposal to ensure our telecom networks serve the public.
This is the first issue of Tech Won’t Save Canada, a new, monthly series at Passage hosted by writer and podcaster Paris Marx.
Those who will pay the heaviest price for unchecked calls to escalate conflict in this case are Ukrainian civilians.
“NFT is so stupid it’s actually hard to explain."
SaskTel shows that even if we can’t have a nationalized telecom sector, we’d be far better off with at least a public option.
“In most other sectors, when one company becomes so large with regard to something that's so important to the public, they often are brought under public control, or public regulation."
“We need to really end big telecoms calling the shots at the CRTC and the government, and to put the power back in the hands of the people to guide the policies and regulations that will serve us.”
IP law has been used to create monopolies, crush the public domain and hurt the artists its proponents say it serves.
In the midst of a devastating pandemic, spending billions of dollars on armed drones is an investment in the wrong kind of security.