Timothy M. Denton

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Presentations and Conference Papers



Presentation to the CRTC in relation to Review of Mobile Wireless Services 2019-57, made by the Internet Society Canada Chapter on February 25, 2020

The video of this presentation is here, courtesy of CPAC.


Next Generation 9-1-1

Here is a presentation that I made to the Toronto ISP Summit in November 2014. It says we need to open the planning process to new stakeholders. An Internet-centric 9-1-1 needs contributions from people who think in terms of Internet services

Who will control how we connect?

The devices in our hands do not care how we get connectivity, by wireless or by wire-based technologies. The policy on wholesale (leased) access to facilities will also converge.


"ENUM and the Future of Registries, What will we do when all this stuff works?"

A discussion of why the governance and workings of registries will become a prime topic of interest as we move to an integrated IP world, and why we are unprepared for this discussion. London, England June 2006

Tucows' presentations to the Telecommunications Policy Review


End to end versus "buy our box"

A discussion of the relationship of telecom policy to property, society and much else, presented at the University of Ottawa, May, 2004

A presentation to the Canadian Information Processing Society in Vancouver on May 4, 2004 on ENUM 

Press coverage of me on the ENUM issue


"Protocol Interfaces are the New Bottlenecks: What the Internet Means for Telecom Regulation" by Timothy Denton to the Pacific Telecommunications Conference, January 2002

The Political Economy of Networks

A presentation to the PTC in January 2002 on the perils of not regulating market power as it relates to the Internet. The presentation is a background to why the concerns expressed in "Protocol Interfaces are the New Bottlenecks" are relevant.

"The Governance of the Domain Name System" by Timothy Denton to the Pacific Telecommunications Conference, January 2002


"Reconciling the Broadcast Model with the Internet" by Timothy Denton, June 18, 2001

A presentation to the Insight Conference in Toronto on why the broadcasting model cannot be reconciled to the Internet. Gets at the idea of the infrastructural, logical and content layers of any medium, and how any of them can be competitive, common, or monopolistic.

"IP Versus Legacy Networks", by Timothy Denton to the Center for Digital Democracy, Washington, DC, May 2001

This continues the work of François Ménard and me in "Paradigm Shift for the Stupid Network", in which I bring together the contrast between the "End-to-end Principle" and the legacy networks, tie it in to access to high-speed facilities, and why Canadian telecom policy, like that in the United States, seems not to understand what is at stake. Or maybe it does and just wants to hand the future to the incumbents.


"Canadian Domain Governance, the Twice Delegated CIRA"

A paper for the 2000 Domain Name Governance, Law and Policy Forum, University of Ottawa, November 29, 2000 that explores the foundational documents governing  country code delegations from ICANN and the Canadian government

"From Master-Slave to Peer-to-Peer" by Timothy Denton and François Ménard, October 3, 2000

Presented to the IIC (International Institute of Communications) in Tampa, Florida, it captures the essence of the linkages between the economic growth that we have seen arising from the Internet, and the importance of the peer-to-peer architecture of the Internet<


"The Broadcasting Act and the Internet" by Timothy Denton to CANARIE's Third Annual Advanced Networks Workshop, December 15, 1998

This discusses how the laws of Canada divide cyberspace into different legal regimes, and why the Broadcasting Act is an inappropriate tool for conceiving of and regulating the Internet. From the "Policy and Governance" session.


"CAIP's Submission to the Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage", April 2, 1997, in which the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (of which I was then the counsel) explains how the Internet works, how it is regulated in Canada, and why the Internet should not be subject to the regulation of the Broadcasting Act

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