From Michael Geist:
What Lies Behind Bellâ€™s Radical Plan to Raise TV Fees, Block Content, Violate Net Neutrality & Fight Netflix
While Crull argued that Bell doesnâ€™t want protection (in fact, incredibly claimed that a company that has benefited from foreign investment restrictions, genre protection, and simultaneous substitution has never had protection), he proceeded to outline a series of radical reforms that would raise television fees, block access to U.S. channels, violate net neutrality rules, and make Netflix less attractive to consumers.
Couched in terms of â€œlevel playing fieldsâ€ and â€œsecure rights marketsâ€, the speech was fundamentally an admission that given the competitive challenges, Bellâ€™s hope is for a regulatory overhaul. Continue reading.