In a move that has disappointed many Canadian high-tech leaders and public interest groups, including the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced that it will not force Bell Canada to stop its controversial Internet throttling practices.
The CRTC decision comes in response to a request from the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP) that Bell stop throttling other Internet service providers that use its network. More than 2,000 Canadians across the country filed letters with the CRTC supporting CAIP’s request.
CAIP has been in limbo since April waiting for the CRTC decision. CAIP argued that Bell’s throttling practices violated telecommunication regulations, gave Bell an unfair market advantage and interfered with Canadians' online privacy.
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