Cable & Telecom

Bell resolves to end throttling in 2012

OTTAWA – Throttling is so 2011, according to Bell Canada.  In a letter sent to the CRTC this week, representatives from Bell and Bell Aliant said that the company has decided to stop using Internet traffic management practices (ITMPs) on its networks for both retail and wholesale traffic effective March 1, 2012. While noting that “streamed video and other traffic, P2P file-sharing, as a proportion of total traffic, has been diminishing”, the company credited its “extensive investments” in network capacity as one reason for discontinuing the controversial practice. “The Companies have consistently maintained that they would continue to monitor the...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.