Net neutrality is up for debate at CRTC hearings

Ramona Pringle, CBC News, Oct 31, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Hearings on net neutrality are being held by Canada's telecom regulator starting today. The issue is of particular interest in Canada because we have fewer providers, bandwidth is more expensive than elsewhere, and we have lower data caps. So the internet service providers have a lot influence and their ability to offer better pricing to one or another content provider will create a significant advantage. For me it's a personal issue. It's hard enough to provide reasonable load times; the last thing I need is to have my own internet service provider throttling back the speed my site loads. Differential pricing hurts OLDaily. It's that simple. More: Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Open Media, Global.

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