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CRTC Report Reveals Most Canadian ISPs Throttle P2P Traffic

Newly released results of an investigation by the Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) reveal that all major ISPs in Canada are interfering with network traffic.

Canadian ISPs Bells, Rogers, Eastlink, and Cogeco all specifically admitted to slowing P2P traffic. Shaw, another big ISP, conceded to the agency that its customers are getting slowed down, but in confidence and without specifically pointing to P2P.

Read full story: BetaNews

Updates:  UPDATED Jan 21, 2009 8:42 pm PST
Canadian ISPs (Almost) Come Clean On Throttling DSLReport, Jan.21.2009
How Canadian ISPs throttle the Internet Ars Technica, Jan.21.2009
Summary: CRTC PN 2008-19; ISP Traffic Managment in Canada Christopher Parsons, Jan.19.2009
Canadian ISPs Abhor Net Neutrality Rich Tehrani, Jan.21.2009

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