Link: Internet price hikes could be coming as Ottawa reviews cultural policy, critics warn

From Sophia Harris at CBC:

Link: Internet price hikes could be coming as Ottawa reviews cultural policy, critics warn
Like it or not, your internet bill might soon go up to help pay for something you may not care all that much about — Canadian content.

The federal government has launched a massive review of Canadian-made content in the digital age that will include who should be footing the bill.

One option on the table: a mandatory contribution or so-called tax on internet service providers (ISPs) to help fund home-grown programming. Continue reading. 

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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One thought on “Link: Internet price hikes could be coming as Ottawa reviews cultural policy, critics warn”

  1. I pay $85 for 50GB of satellite internet a month and its my only option for high-speed internet–you can buy more GBs but we can’t afford to. And I have it primarily for streaming TV. I won’t and can’t pay more than that. We just cut the amount of satellite channels we had because the prices increased and we couldn’t afford them all. And with 3 kids who love watching boring (to me) YouTube tutorials all the time, the length of time our high-speed internet lasts into the month is lessening, especially now with fewer TV channels. I’m getting really fed up with the costs.

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