by Mike Masnick
Fri, Jan 23rd 2009 3:05pm
Bell Canada is taking an interesting approach to being called out for lying in its ads to consumers concerning network performance: it's simply ignoring the whole thing. Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) found that Bell Canada was being quite misleading in claiming that Bell Canada was the "fastest network across North America." Now, there may be different ways to judge the speed of broadband offered on a network, and you would think that a company would respond with some data to support its side. Bell Canada, on the other hand, has said that it simply doesn't recognize ASC as a legitimate organization, and therefore, it can go about its business and advertising.
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