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CRTC Expected to Release Ruling Today on Differential Pricing

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is expected to release a decision on whether or not packages with unlimited video or music streaming services are bad for consumers (via CBC News). The practice, called differential pricing or zero-rating, allows telcos to charge different prices for different types of data traffic or exempt certain data, such...

CRTC’s Hearing on Differential Pricing Leaves Some Questions Unanswered

The more than two-dozen testimonials presented during this week at the CRTC's hearing on differential pricing weren't enough to answer one simple question: Why do Telus, Rogers and Bell want or need differential pricing? (via Alphabeatic) Telus says it's for wireless service providers to distinguish themselves from each other in the eyes of the consumer,...