CRTC To Rule On Bell’s Throttling On Thursday

The day that Internet users in Canada have been waiting for is finally here. The CBC is reporting that the CRTC is finally going to rule on Bells throttling of independant ISP’s on Thursday at 9AM eastern time. But regardless of which way the ruling goes tomorrow, this issue isn’t over:

“A decision against CAIP may not necessarily close the door on the throttling issue, however. CRTC chairman Konrad von Finckenstein this summer said a decision on the Bell-CAIP case will be limited to whether the company has violated its wholesale agreements with the smaller providers. A more detailed CRTC probe into whether throttling should be allowed in a general sense will likely follow, he said.”

So Internet users in Canada should buckle up and stay close to their browser. The fireworks are about to begin.

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