Canadian ISP Shenanigans [1]

Posted by RosietheRiveter on Sep 22, 2011 - 10:24 PM

In Canada , the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) regulates ISP practices. ISP providers have the following responsibilities [2]

ISP protocols for blanket throttling of internet connections when peer to peer traffic is detected does not differentiate from legitimate on line gaming.

The highlights of the CRTC actions and response to the ISP (Roger's Internet) with respect to WOW players complaints can be found here [3] .

However, it appears that other games are also being affected.

For any and all gamers who are for net neutrality and against arbitrary and erroneous throttling of legitimate STEAM and other on line gaming, please sign this petition [4] for the CRTC to hold ISPs accountable for their actions. Info and a petition form can be found here [5].


Author: JonnyLaw [6]
Sep 30, 2011
Re: Canadian ISP Shenanigans
Wow, that is a grotesque privacy infringement! I'm shocked!!<br />
I realize that p2p sharing may cause problems for ISP's as it could potentially congest backbone bandwidths if everyone started using maximum download bandwidth etc etc. And I do understand that ISP's in many countries have been forced to take measures to stop illegal sharing of copyrighted material... but this is not either of those things.<br />
This has to be stopped! Otherwise it might provide precedence for similar things to happen in other countries.<br />
How can it be legal?<br />
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PS: I would love to sign the petition, but it seems you have to be American of sorts to do so. :(

Author: JonnyLaw [7]
Sep 30, 2011
Re: Canadian ISP Shenanigans
apparently they are far from alone in doing it:<br />

Author: RosietheRiveter [8]
Sep 30, 2011
Re: Canadian ISP Shenanigans
Yes :( Rogers is blaming the CISCO ITMP protocols for the "mistaken" throttling of games.

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