CAIP Rips Bells Throtting Claims To Shreds

In its final filing with the CRTC, the Canadian Association Of Internet Providers (CAIP) has basically taken all of Bell Canada’s lame claims about throttling and ripped them apart. In a nutshell, here’s what CAIP wants:

1. A final order directing Bell Canada to cease and desist from using any technologies to “shape”, “throttle” and/or “choke” its wholesale ADSL services;

2. An order that Bell comply with the terms and conditions of its wholesale ADSL tariffs;

3. A declaration that Bell has acted unlawfully and in a manner that is contrary to tariffs approved by the Commission;

4. An order that Bell not deviate from the terms and conditions of its approved wholesale ADSL tariffs without prior Commission approval of any such changes;

5. A declaration that Bell has acted unlawfully and in a manner that is contrary to the requirement that a local exchange carrier that provides service to other local exchange carriers provide advance notice of network changes, pursuant to Local Competition, Telecom Decision CRTC 97-8 (Decision 97-8);

6. A declaration that Bell has granted to itself an undue and unreasonable preference and subjected independent ISPs to an undue and unreasonable disadvantage by shaping, throttling and choking its wholesale ADSL services in the manner described in this Application; and

7. A declaration that Bell has acted unlawfully and contrary to the prohibition against carrier interference with the content of messages carried over its telecommunications network contrary to section 36 of the Act and contrary to the Canadian telecommunications policy objectives set out in paragraphs 7(a) and (i) which, inter alia, seek to protect the privacy of persons.

The CRTC will render their verdict by September. All Canadian Internet users can do is wait and hope that the CRTC sees the truth. Perhaps to help them see the truth, they can try reading this article on the website as it distills the facts down to what you need to know.

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