[d at DCC] CBC: Heritage committee urges net neutrality rules
colin at afreak.ca
Sat Mar 1 15:10:08 EST 2008
And of course, knowing how the Conservatives feel about the CBC, they'll
just gloss over this fact.
alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca wrote:
> Heritage committee urges net neutrality rules
> Last Updated: Friday, February 29, 2008 | 6:38 PM ET
> CBC News
> By Peter Nowak
> The federal standing committee on Canadian heritage has urged the CRTC to
> curb interference in internet traffic by service providers such as Bell
> Canada and Rogers Communications, particularly in the case of the CBC.
> Canadian service providers, including Bell and Rogers, have admitted to
> "bandwidth shaping," or giving priority to certain types of internet
> traffic over others.
> The heritage committee, in a larger report released on Thursday that
> recommends an annual funding increase for the CBC to $1.35 billion a year
> from the current $1.1 billion, has come down in favour of net neutrality,
> a principle that holds all users of the internet should be treated
> Maintaining a level internet playing field is vital to the CBC's online
> operations, since the CBC does not have the size benefit of private media
> companies that own both content and broadband distribution networks, the
> committee said. An ISP that also sells customers television services could
> favour its own offerings and give them priority on the internet.
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