Network Neutrality and related issues: Chats with Kelly Gotlieb, "the" Internationally Renowned Pioneer in Computing

This week, Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P. has the fourth of his exclusive interviews with computing pioneer, Calvin C. (Kelly) Gotlieb, C.M., M.A., PhD.D. (University of Toronto), D. Math. (Hon., University of Waterloo), D. Eng. (Hon., Technical University of Nova Scotia), Fellow CIPS (FCIPS), Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the British Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery.

Calvin GotliebKelly Gotlieb is currently Professor Emeritus in Computer Science and in the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto (UT). He is a computing pioneer, whose innovations and accomplishments helped lay the foundation of an entire worldwide industry, educational stream, and profession. His contributions are so profound and their impact so diverse and in so many areas that the lasting value cannot be comprehended. Have a look at this blog to find out more:

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DISCUSSION: Kelly Gotlieb chats about Net Neutrality and Related Issues

Interview Time Index (MM:SS) and Topic

00:043: Kelly defines and talks about the debate surrounding Net (network) Neutrality.
"...there is quite a bit of objection to not having network neutrality..."

03:03: Kelly hopes people will check out the website on the Net Neutrality issue in Canada:
"If you believe in the free market system.....I'm not sure why all this fuss about network neutrality. If you believe in the market forces rather than government regulations, (in the long term), as being the best way for things to grow, then I don't see what the debate is...."

05:00: debates network neutrality, but it also includes much discussion about censorship on the internet.
"...There is no longer a clear separation between content providers and carriers...."

07:34: The debate on the website, (, encompasses various issues including net neutrality and quality of service; censorship; and the difficulty resolving private versus public ownership.
" can argue justifiably that bandwidth is a public property and therefore if a company is given rights to a specific wavelength... channels, then they also have the responsibility for how they maintain it...."

08:42: The discourse (on net neutrality) varies depending on the global location (U.S., Canada, Europe....)
"Right now the US is the only country that has the tiered [model], but other countries are considering certainly is being considered in Canada."

09:35: Among the various issues debated on, there are also questions as to whether there is enough competition in Canada.
"....for example in television and cable services, (depending on where you live), you probably only have a choice of one cable company...Shaw in some areas, Rogers in other areas...I think readers and people who are interested in the internet really are under an obligation to familiarize themselves with the history and debate on this and to come to some opinion...."