Michael has a post summarizing his thoughts on the hearings.
I follow this subject from a distance out of interest – but it strikes me that one of the reasons we get such varied views and suspicions is that the facts are not always clear. Of course, there will always be differences of opinion between those espousing the fundamental theoretical philosophies of the internet, and the commercial interests of those that actually make the investments and provide connectivity. But having an open, factual dialogue goes a long way to reach common ground. Hopefully the hearings gave the CRTC what they need to do that.