Internet complaint dismissed, “traffic shaping” to continue

Bell Canada can continue to slow down certain types of Internet traffic flowing on the wholesale networks it provides to smaller Canadian Internet service providers after federal regulators denied a request for interim relief from the Canadian Association of Internet Providers, reported the Globe and Mail. The association had filed a complaint calling on the Canadian Radio-Telecommunications Commission to issue a stop order against the telecom giant, alleging that Bell’s “traffic shaping” policies are illegal.

A previous J-Source post is here, with links to background stories about “bandwidth hogs” and “traffic shaping.”

The CRTC press release is here.

The Globe and Mail story is here.