Press release: Independent Internet Providers Take Bell to Task

An April 4 press release from CAIP includes:

April 4, 2008 - Ottawa, ON - On April 3 the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP) asked the CRTC to direct Bell Canada to cease and desist with the "traffic shaping" activity that has been causing Canadian Internet users to experience slow speeds and degraded service.

It includes their submission to the CRTC (PDF on CAIP site, HTML version on p2pnet) that discusses what existing regulation is likely violated by this activity. This is an answer both to the false claim by the Industry Minister that this issue is currently unregulated, as well as to the false claims from Bell Canada who are trying to wipe out the competitive telecommunications marketplace and abuse the privileged position they have been granted by governments to the "last mile" connections to our homes and businesses.