Who is 'The Throttler'?
MikeT | April 4, 2008 at 01:34 pmby
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As recently reported by various news outlets, Bell Canada plans to have its ‘third-party ISP traffic shaping’ policy implemented across its entire network by April 7. This policy is more accurately referred to as ‘throttling’, and it fundamentally changes how the Internet works. Instead of users deciding how we use the Internet, ISPs are now trying "shape" our traffic.
Non-transparent network management practices also pose at threat to the CBC's ability to fulfill its statutory mandate to distribute content in the most efficient manner possible.
One CBC user received a notice that it could take 2½ hours to download CBC content with Bittorent, while another was quoted 11 hours.
The bottleneck is occurring because ISPs such as Rogers and Bell limit the amount of bandwidth allocated for file-swapping on BitTorrent.
If we do not stop this the Internet could be turned into a largely prescribed menu of “choices,” many of which will be brought to us by these very same ISPs.
Bell The Throttler Video:
LEARN MORE about Net Neutrality:
An insightful blog entry by Michael Geist on the matter
The clown fish of Web filtering, Wayne MacPhail
CDM Media release: Canada must adopt legislation to stop Bell Canada from shortchanging the public, says coalition