Bell Ordered By CRTC to Publicly Prove Internet Congestion
Bell gave the CRTC a confidential filing on may 29 which supposedly proved that a small amount of users use a majority of the bandwidth.
Bell Canada Inc. has been ordered to publicly disclose information that details the level of congestion on its network in regard to a dispute over the company's internet speed-throttling practices.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Thursday told the company it has until June 23 to make public data that was marked confidential in a May 29 filing. Bell had said it needed to keep quiet the information, which details the level of internet traffic and possible congestion on its network, for competitive reasons.
The Supreme Court of Canada will issue its ruling on the fate of a $52-billion takeover of BCE Inc. after stock markets close on Friday.
The top court issued a statement Thursday saying the decision is due to be released at 4:30 p.m. ET.
The ruling is expected to determine the fate of what has been called the largest leveraged buyout in Canadian history, the deal to privatize the telecom giant led by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and its U.S. partners.