Usage Based Billing for Internet Access and the Future of the Internet – July 14, 2011
The Bell UBB proposal for residential internet access is closely connected with changes in how Canadians watch video, and building the capacity for the next generation of internet, particularly in the last mile. The decisions taken over the next few months should continue the policy of promoting competitive options that have generated so much of the creativity in the industry.
Media Release - Pricing and the Future of the Internet – July 14, 2011
Policy and regulatory structure for telecom, internet access and video distribution should be consistent with technology advancements, allowing Canadians full access to internet video, and the opportunity to participate in new service developments.
Media Release - Telecommuting and Working at Home in the Emerging Work Environment – June 24, 2011
Wendell Cox documents the rise of telecommuting and working from home in Canada, arguing that these trends hold the potential to bring substantial economic, social and environmental benefits.
Telecommuting and Working at Home in the Emerging Work Environment – June 24, 2011
Wendell Cox documents the rise of telecommuting and working from home in Canada.
Ronald Coase, Gordon Moore, and your Career – June 5, 2011
Communication technology is ever growing, and this will continue to mean that smaller organisations and individuals can more effectively collaborate without the need to be ensconced in large companies.
No Need to Regulate High-Tech Taxis – May 27, 2011
New software to be used with smart phones is poised to revolutionise the traditional taxi industry.
The End of Taxi Regulation – May 25, 2011
Ever-present smart phones are poised to transform the traditional taxi industry and rattle the regulations that currently govern it.
Whither Taxi Regulation – May 17, 2011
Smart phones promise to shake up the traditional taxi industry and the regulations governing it by creating a decentralised network of taxi dispatch.
Media Release - The End of Taxi Regulation – May 17, 2011
The coming ubiquity of Smart Phones will make the current infrastructure and regulations of the taxi industry irrelevant.
Moore's Law, Egypt and Western Liberty – May 4, 2011
The exponential growth in available computer power is bad news for central planners and good news for individuals who desire greater freedom from the state.
The Silliest Policy we Have – March 4, 2011
Free government wireless Internet in the downtowns and tertiary institutions of Saskatchewan’s major cities is a policy failure that the provincial government should reform.
Media Release - The Folly of Saskatchewan’s “Free” Public Wireless Internet – March 3, 2011
A media release summarising the key points of the Frontier Backgrounder Saskatchewan! Connected?
Saskatchewan! Connected? – March 3, 2011
A Frontier Backgrounder on free government wireless Internet in the downtowns and tertiary institutions of Saskatchewan’s major cities, arguing that this program is a policy failure that the provincial government should reform.
Now Available: Frontier Centre iPhone Application – December 1, 2010
The Frontier Centre iPhone Application is now available.
I’ve Seen the Future and the Private Car is Alive and Well – December 1, 2010
The advent of mobile GPS technology will rapidly bring down the time and effort costs of ride sharing, and may dramatically improve the efficiency of how people use private cars.
Decade of the Telecommute – October 14, 2010
"The rise in telecommuting is the unmistakable message of the just released 2009 American Community Survey data. The technical term is working at home, however the strong growth in this market is likely driven by telecommuting, as people use information technology and communications technology to perform jobs that used to require being in the office."
Too Much Media is the Message – February 4, 2010
Except for sleeping, young people now spend more time watching, texting and “surfing” than anything else—hardly healthy for their education according to a new study.
Improving Quality of Life Through Telecommuting – October 6, 2009
Senior Fellow Wendell Cox, an international transportation expert, finds that in Canada, Saskatoon has more telecommuters than any other metropolitan area as a percentage of its working-age population, at 1.5%. Next in line are Vancouver and Edmonton tied at 1.1%.
Media Release - Improving Life from Telecommuting – October 6, 2009
Spurred by advances in information technology, especially the spread of broadband services, telecommuting is already the fastest growing mode of getting from home to work.
The Next Wave of E-Government – February 14, 2009
When it comes to digital transformation, governments must lead by example. When practical, state and local government should be early adopters of new technology instead of relying on industry to lead the way.