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Publications, Presentations and Policy Submissions


Taylor, G., Middleton, C., & Fernando, X. (2017). A Question of Scarcity: Spectrum and Canada’s Urban Core. Journal of Information Policy, 7, 120 – 163.


Middleton, C. (2016). Moral Fibre. Intermedia 44(1), pp. 31-34.

Taylor, Gregory (2016). Dismantling the Public Airwaves: shifting Canadian public broadcasting to an online service. International Communication Gazette, 79(2), 349 – 364.

Middleton, C. (2016). There’s an app for that. Unless there isn’t – The Challenges of Digital Inclusion in Canada in 2016. Big Thinking Lecture to the Royal Society of Canada.

Taylor, Gregory.  Keynote speaker at the Van Horne Institute Digital Futures – Alberta North Symposium. Lac la Biche, Alberta.  Oct. 21, 2016


Taylor, Gregory. “Spectrum Issues: Spectrum Policy in Canada”. IEEE Wireless Communications. Vol. 22 (6) 2015 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7368816&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fstamp%2Fstamp.jsp%3Farnumber%3D7368816

Taylor, Gregory, Catherine Middleton and Paul Goodrick, “Beyond the Fourth Carrier”. Policy Options. Vol. 36 (3) 2015  http://policyoptions.irpp.org/issues/is-it-the-best-of-times-or-the-worst/taylor-et-al/

*translated into Portuguese and published in Brazilian journal poliTICs. “Levando a política de comunicação para fora da cabine telefônica”. No 22. Nov, 2015. https://www.politics.org.br/edicoes/levando-pol%C3%ADtica-de-comunicação-para-fora-da-cabine-telefônica
Taylor, G. & Middleton, C. (2015). Response to the Consultation on Repurposing the 600 MHz Band. Gazette Notice SLPB-005-14. http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/slpb-005-14-Gregory-Middleton-comments.PDF/$FILE/slpb-005-14-Gregory-Middleton-comments.PDF

The Transformation of Work: Factors affecting the uptake of wireless technology in Canadian Business. Report published by Rogers Communications.  Dr. Wendy Cukier, Dr. Gregory Taylor.  May, 2015. http://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/research/documents/ryerson_transformationofwork_report.pdf


Middleton, C. and G. Taylor. Panel: Spectrum allocations: challenges & opportunities at the edge. Internet Governance Forum, João Pessoa, Brazil             Nov 9-13, 2015

Taylor, G. and C. Middleton. Union for Democratic Communications 2015. “Spectrum Allocation: Best Practices for a Public Resource”. University of Toronto.       May 1-3, 2015

Taylor, Gregory. “Dismantling the Public Airwaves: shifting Canadian public broadcasting to an online service”. International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference. Montreal. July 12-16, 2015

Taylor, Gregory. “Dallas Smythe and the Spectrum Commons”. ICTs and Society-Conference: The Internet and Social Media at a Crossroads: Capitalism or Commonism? Perspectives for Critical Political Economy and Critical Theory. Vienna University of Technology. Vienna, Austria.  June 3-7, 2015


McNally, M., Taylor, G. & Middleton, C. (2014). Response to the Consultation on the Technical, Policy and Licensing Framework for Advanced Wireless Services in the Bands 1755-1780 MHz and 2155-2180 MHz (AWS-3). Gazette Notice SLBP-004-14. http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/SLPB-004-14-McNally-Taylor-comments.PDF/$FILE/SLPB-004-14-McNally-Taylor-comments.PDF
Taylor, Gregory. Response to CRTC Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-190. https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/ListeInterventionList/Documents.aspx?ID=218139&Lang=e
Middleton, C. (2014). Mobile Media Technology — Interview by Christina Haralanova. wi Journal of Mobile Media. 8(1).
Shepherd, Tamara, Gregory Taylor and Catherine Middleton. (2014). “A Tale of Two Regulators: Telecom Policy Participation in Canada.” Journal of Information Policy. Vol. 4. http://jip.vmhost.psu.edu/ojs/index.php/jip/article/view/163
Obar, Jonathan A., Gregory Taylor, Derek Antoine, Rena Bivens, Nadia Caidi, Arndis Johnson, Catherine Middleton, and David Skinner. (2014). Mapping Digital Media Project: Canada. Open Society Foundation. http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/reports/mapping-digital-media-canada


G. Taylor and C. Middleton.  International Telecommunications Society Biennial Conference: “The Net and the Internet: Emerging Markets and Policies”. Paper:  “Spectrum Scarcity? New Approaches to Spectrum Management”.  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil    Nov 30 – Dec 3 2014


Taylor, Gregory. (2013). Shut Off: the Canadian Digital Television Transition McGill-Queen’s University Press.  Shortlisted: 2014 Donner Prize for Best Public Policy Book by a Canadian.

Reviews: Doris Baltruschat. Canadian Journal of Communication. Vol 40 (2), 2015; Jock Given. International Journal of Digital Television. Volume 5 (1), 1 March 2014; Felix Odartey-Wellington. Journal of Information Policy. Vol.3 (2013) http://jip.vmhost.psu.edu/ojs/index.php/jip/issue/view/7

Taylor, Gregory. (2013). “The Canadian Digital Television Transition and the Limits of Co-regulation”. International Journal of Digital Television. 4, no. 3.

Taylor, Gregory.  (2013). “Oil in the Ether: A Critical History of Spectrum Auctions in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Communication. 38, no. 1, 121-137. [PDF] (Note: A fully edited, peer-reviewed version of this article was first published by the Canadian Journal of Communication.)



Taylor, G. & Middleton, C. (2012). Consultation on a Licensing Framework for Broadband Radio Service (BRS) — 2500 MHz Band. Canada Gazette Notice No. DGSO-004-12. [PDF]


Taylor, G. & Middleton, C. (2012). Response to Consultation on a Licensing Framework for Mobile Broadband Services (MBS) – 700 MHz Band. Canada Gazette Notice No. DGSO-002-12. [PDF]


Taylor, Gregory. “An American Solution to an American Problem: The Contested Rise of Spectrum Auctioning in Canada, 1992-2002”. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC). 2012


Taylor, G. (2011). Presentation to Public Hearing CRTC 2010-926 regarding the Application By BCE Inc. for Authority to Change the Effective Control of CTVGlobemedia Inc. [PDF]


Taylor, G., Fiser, A. & Middleton, C. (2011). Response to the Industry Canada Consultation on a Policy and Technical Framework for the Use of Non-Broadcasting Applications in the Television Broadcasting Bands Below 698 MHz. [PDF]



Taylor, G. & Middleton, C. (2010). Response to the Industry Canada Consultation on a Policy and Technical Framework for the 700 MHz Band and Aspects Related to Commercial Mobile Spectrum. [PDF]