Marissa Mayer's Misstep And The Unstoppable Rise Of Telecommuting – April 1, 2013
The real issue is how we deal with three concerns: the promotion of families; humane methods to reduce greenhouse gases; and, finally, how to expand the geography of work and opportunity.
Infostructure Is the New Infrastructure – October 16, 2012
Among advocates of big government and Keynesian countercyclical stimulus, one subject keeps coming up: infrastructure. They're always arguing the short- and long-term benefits of building new highways, bridges, tunnels, urban light-rail systems, or, the Holy Grail itself, a national high-speed rail network.
Google vs. Telco and Cable – September 11, 2012
Roland Renner shows that Google’s deployment of Fibre to the home (FTTH) In Kansas City has the potential to challenge the dominance of telecommunication and cable incumbent providers.
The End of TV and the Death of the Cable Bundle – July 26, 2012
Two small pieces of news yesterday could make for a big headache for TV.
Drivers Falling into Old Cellphone Habits – July 18, 2012
A little more than a year after New Brunswick brought in its distracted driving law, police say motorists are slipping back into their old habits of texting, talking and fiddling with electronic devices while on the road.
Don't be Distracted by Sketchy Statistics – July 17, 2012
Enact a ban on distracting behaviours behind the wheel -- cellphones, makeup, eating, etc. -- and you'll create a safe-driving utopia. Simple as that, right? Not so fast. While proponents would like to suggest that a law will simply change behaviours, the reality is far different.
Real Road Danger: Discreet Texting – July 16, 2012
A new study calls into question the efficacy of distracted driving laws that ban the use of cellphones while driving. The report, released Friday by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, provides further evidence that, not only are distracted driving laws ineffective, they might actually be doing more harm than good.
How to keep up with World-leading Internet Technology – June 1, 2012
In order to keep up with world-leading developments in internet technology, Canada will need to create a policy climate that unlocks the innovation and solutions that only competition can bring.
Media Release - Canada has Fallen Behind in Crucial Segment of the Telecom Sector – April 27, 2012
Canada will need to adapt to the winds of change sweeping across the globe if t is to remain competitive in the challenging world of high speed internet. A close look at the international experience of several countries that are ahead offer some solid clues as to the path Canada should take.
Rebuilding the Last Mile – April 27, 2012
Canada has fallen behind the times in the area of high speed internet, where it once was a leader. To recover our former place, this study argues, a policy framework that encourages competition and allow third party companies to challenge incumbents will be necessary.
BBC says TV is Having its 'Kodak Moment' – March 26, 2012
The BBC on Thursday used Kodak's recent Chapter 11 filing to send a warning to service providers: do not fall into the trap of marginalising innovative technologies over fears it will cannibalise your core business.
Why Can’t We get Hulu, Pandora and other Over the Top (OTT) Internet Services in Canada? – March 16, 2012
The growth of internet video and music sites are growing. Sites like Netflix and Rogers Anyplace TV are making a splash in Canada. But why don't Canadians have access to other sites such as Hulu and Pandora? The answer is a combination of regulation and ownership issues. Until there are changes made to the way distribution rights are negotiated, many of these services will remain unavailable to Canadians.
The Rise of Consumption Equality – January 12, 2012
It used to be so cool to be wealthy—an elite education, exclusive mobile communications, a private screening room, a table at Annabel's on London's Berkeley Square. Now it's hard to swing a cat without hitting yet another diatribe against income inequality. People sleep in tents to protest that others are too damn wealthy.
There is More at Stake in Internet Pricing than Watching Movies – July 29, 2011
In Bell Canada’s proposed Usage Based Billing (UBB), there is more at stake than just the cost of internet fees for high users.
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.