It seems following a recent ruling by the CRTC that it's ok for Bell to hinder it's competitors broadband delivery as well as its own customers, some folks are not amused.http://www.p2pnet.net/story/17669
Bell Canada’s claims of an endorsement from the CRTC, which has ruled aqainst halting the company’s abuse of its customers, users and ISPs alike, proved to be as empty as Bell spokesman Mirko Mr 5% Bibic’s statement that the decision, “is good news for Internet users across Canada who benefit from better managed networks”.
The CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) on Thursday turned down the CAIP (Canadian Association of Internet Providers) demand that Bell Canada halt the traffic-shaping practices it uses.
But in response to a CBC suggestion that the CRTC is behind Bell, “Absolutely not,” CRTC vice-chairman Leonard Katz
The CRTC has promised a, “separate proceeding to consider both wholesale and retail issues,” with February 16, 2009, as the deadline for comments.
The fight has only just started and the sooner Canadians start doing something about it as customers with rights instead of mindless cash cows, the better off we’ll be as the February deadline approaches.
I think its fair and square that as a direct-to-consumer ISP they give their customers information on what they are doing and their justification for doing it when it impacts on those customers, this is right and proper, however the situation is one of Bell leasing its network facilities to other "virtual" ISP companies and its at this important wholesale level that such tricks are not welcome, how can any supplier facilitate the consumers wish for healthy competition when Bell is using its monopoly position to stifle the market and competition in the types of service offerings.
If you want to help yourself and Let Bell know you want choice instead of monopoly offerings then please do your best to make a noise about this outrage, doing nothing means your only leaving yourself to blame when the prices go up and the range of suppliers dwindles.