Your Rights: Net Neutrality Becoming a CRTC Concern

by Irma Arkus

Net Neutrality issues are gaining prominence as Konrad von Finckenstein, CRTC Chair, calling for reexamination of the deregulated Telecommunications industry in Canada, as it may have “deviated from the central purpose of protecting the consumer.”

A complaint has been filed by Canada Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP) for a cease-and-desist in traffic-shaping policies enacted by Bell Canada. In particular, CAIP requested immediate halt of bandwidth throttling practices. CRTC is to respond to the complaints in Fall of 2008.

For a full list, read speech issued by CRTC’s Finkenstein HERE.