Last updated: November 20, 2008 - 9:46pm
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has denied a request by the Canadian Association of Internet Providers to prohibit the slowing or "throttling" of Internet traffic by BCE. However, the federal regulator will hold public hearings on the broader issue of Internet traffic management and how it affects Canadians as well as Internet service providers. "Based on the evidence before us, we found that the measures employed by Bell Canada to manage its network were not discriminatory," said CRTC chairman Konrad von Finckenstein. "Bell Canada applied the same traffic-shaping practices to wholesale customers as it did to its own retail customers."
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