More on the net neutrality issue

Looks like the government doesn’t know which side to take on the issue. For now it looks like they are going to dodge the issue until someone else (U.S.) takes a stand which they can adopt. Guess it comes down to whether or not criminal activity is taking place and how it could be proved in the court of law.

“Some of Canada’s largest ISPs – including Bell and Rogers – have employed “shaping” techniques for more than a year to manipulate Internet traffic flows, essentially slowing down certain kinds of Internet activity on their networks while giving priority to other data. Most of the data being shaped, or “throttled,” is peer-to-peer or “torrent” traffic, typically large files such as video files.” (link)

“On Friday, the National Union of Public and General Employees sent a letter to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) demanding that it investigate the impact of “traffic shaping” by ISPs on Canadian Internet users.

For more than a year, some of Canada’s largest ISPs – including Bell Canada and Rogers Communications Inc. — have employed “shaping” techniques, essentially slowing down certain kinds of Internet activity on their networks while giving priority to other data. Most of the data being shaped, or “throttled,” is peer-to-peer or “torrent” traffic, which is typically used to transmit large files, such as video files. ” (GlobeandMail)

Advertisements

1 Response to “More on the net neutrality issue”



  1. 1 More on the net neutrality issue Trackback on April 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 29 other followers

Technorati – Blog Search

Add to Technorati Favorites

submit express


%d bloggers like this: