Rogers says it will stop Internet traffic throttling

Rogers Communications Inc., said it will no longer throttle the Internet traffic of any of its users. The incumbent telecom company was responding to complaints that it intentionally slowed down the Internet connections

Published on: February 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Rogers admits throttling World of Warcraft gamers

Last February there was a bit of a stir among my Canadian gamer friends when the Canadian Radio-Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved new data caps of a mere 25 GB/month (down from 200 GB/month).

Published on: March 29th, 2011 Peter Smith

CRTC decision on traffic shaping evokes praise and dismay

In the wake of a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) decision that regulates Internet traffic shaping, one large carrier will update its Web site FAQ, while another small carrier questions whether it

Published on: October 27th, 2009 Brian Jackson

CRTC says Canadian ISPs have the right to shape Internet traffic

Canada's telecommunications regulator yesterday issued a ruling upholding the right of major telcos and cable providers to manage the traffic of its Internet customers.The decision resulted from hearings held last July. At the

Published on: October 22nd, 2009 Greg Meckbach

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

Throttling P2P traffic is shortsighted, experts say

Throttling is a short-sighted strategy to deal with peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic congestion, computer science experts say. Instead, they say, a new model for file sharing on P2P networks would not only result in

Published on: August 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Bell throttles traffic, stifles competition, Canadian ISPs say

Bell Canada is stifling competition by throttling peer-to-peer (p2p) traffic of its wholesale customers, says the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP).The Association says Bell should have to prove its network is congested

Published on: July 30th, 2008 Brian Jackson

It’s our network and we’ll throttle if we want to: Bell

Throttling peer-to-peer (p2p) traffic is needed to avoid a clogged network and slow speeds and any order stopping the practice could harm the Canadian telecom sector, Bell Canada says.The company filed its final

Published on: July 15th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Controversy over “traffic throttling” by Canadian ISPs heats up

The ongoing controversy over traffic shaping by leading facilities-based Canadian ISPs has intensified with more high-profile groups speaking out on the issue. The Campaign for Democratic Media (CDM) has called upon the Canadian

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson