Wednesday February 16, 2011
The CRTC has closed
the net neutrality complaint against Rogers, concluding that it is
satisfied with the ISPs response and disclosure practices.
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Tuesday February 15, 2011
Rogers has responded
to the CRTC's concerns regarding its Internet
traffic management disclosure policies. The company says that there is
no need to update its disclosure practices regarding downstream
traffic. It further questions why Rogers is being singled out for
changing its disclosure policies, arguing that while it is true that
upload traffic shaping may impact download speeds in some applications,
that is the responsibility of the application provider, not the ISP.
The company does offer a minor modification to its disclosure statement.
TagsShareTuesday February 15, 2011
Thursday January 27, 2011
The CRTC has ruled
that Videotron violated undue preference rules when it gave its
video-on-demand service exclusive rights to some of its broadcaster
programs. The Commission ordered the company to provide the
to Telus and Bell.
TagsShareThursday January 27, 2011
Friday January 14, 2011
CRTC concerns with Rogers and its response to net neutrality complaints
escalated this week when the Commission sent a letter
to the company advising that it has received a growing number of
complaints and that its public disclosures have not been compliant with
CRTC Internet traffic management policy requirements. The case
fall when the CRTC received a complaint over changes to Rogers'
practices that affected downstream P2P traffic.
Rogers ultimately admitted the practice and promised to update its
disclosure policies. Despite those promises, the CRTC found that
disclosures still only focus on the impact of its practices on
uploading. The Commission told Rogers yesterday that:
Staff consider that in order to
comply with TRP 2009-657, the discussion in the page titled Legal
Disclaimer and the detailed discussion available on the network
management policy web page should indicate that there are circumstances
whereby the Rogers ITMP will also affect download speeds available to
subscribers. Further, the detailed discussion on the network management
policy page should clearly indicate which download applications might
be affected in these circumstances and to what degree (i.e., the impact
on download speeds should be indicated).
added that it has received additional complaints about the practices
and wants a response from Rogers by February 14, 2011 on "whether and
how Rogers intends to modify its ITMP disclosures in compliance with
TagsShareFriday January 14, 2011
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