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
Tuesday December 14, 2010
Rogers has been hit with a complaint about its throttling practices but
has been very slow amend its public disclosure documents as required by
the CRTC. Complaints began appearing online
earlier this fall, with users noting that Rogers was degrading P2P
uploads and downloads. Torrent Freak details
what happened next - a complaint to the CRTC, an attempt to downplay
the issue, and finally an acknowledgement that the traffic management
requires a change in publicly disclosed policy.
TagsShareTuesday December 14, 2010
Thursday November 25, 2010
that Rogers is considering implementing a new "Data Priority Service"
that would prioritize subscriber data packets for a monthly fee.
TagsShareThursday November 25, 2010
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