Net neutrality: 0, Bell: 1
Bell Canada has won the right to
continue the practice called “Internet throttling” in a ruling from the
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
commission said in a press release “it has denied the Canadian
Association of Internet Providers’ (CAIP) request that Bell Canada
cease the traffic-shaping practices it has adopted for its wholesale
Gateway Access Service.”
What will be the shape of this practice on journalism — mainstream, citizen and other — on the Internet?
would be a good time for those who care — that is, those Canadians who
are awake to media issues — to get ready to speak up, because the
CRTC said it plans “a proceeding to examine the current and potential
traffic management practices of ISPs operating in Canada” including a
public hearing July 6 next year.
The CRTC invites comments on a number of specific questions; it notes that some of these questions are related to:
The CRTC release is here.