Some small Canadian ISPs say traffic throttling is necessary

Some smaller Canadian Internet service providers (ISPs) are concerned about their ability to maintain service levels if the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) upholds Net neutrality by banning the ability to throttle

Published on: March 5th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Traffic throttling by Canadian ISPs not required, experts tell CRTC

Canada's Internet service providers (ISPs) have no reason to throttle peer-to-peer (p2p) traffic and can use other network management techniques that have minimal end-user repercussions instead, according to top Internet experts.Net neutrality advocates

Published on: February 27th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Stiff fines, jail terms prescribed for spammers in “long overdue” Canadian bill

An anti-spam bill currently before the senate - now known as S-220, An Act respecting commercial electronic messages (the Anti-Spam Act) - if passed would help Independent Service Providers (ISPs) and individuals take up

Published on: February 17th, 2009 Brian Jackson


Over the last few years, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and other organizations looking to eliminate the illegal swapping of digital media files have attacked the problem through the courts, publicity

Published on: October 7th, 2008 David DeJean

Finding an ISP that shuns data discrimination

If you've been online long enough, you probably remember the days when your local Internet service provider was just some guy down the block with fancy equipment, and he was the only choice

Published on: February 19th, 2008 Mathew Honan

News Briefs

The Canadian government has tabled the Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act, which would force Internet service providers to hand over subscriber records and other data to police during investigations. The Canadian Association of

Published on: December 12th, 2005 ITBusiness Staff

Global leaders debate Internet governance

A dispute over who controls the fundamental structure of the Internet could lead to a fragmentation in which IP addresses work in one part of the world and not another unless governments can

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Grant Buckler

MITA costs worry industry

Under the Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act (MITA), which was tabled by Deputy Prime Minister Anne McClellan in the House of Commons, all telephone and Internet service providers (ISPs) will require an “interception

Published on: December 7th, 2005 Shane Schick