Cable & Telecom

Vonage challenges Shaw “VOIP tax” as net neutrality debate kicks into high gear

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Internet telephony provider Vonage Canada announced today it has appealed to the CRTC to investigate Shaw Communications' "thinly veiled VOIP tax to determine if Shaw is unfairly driving up competitor's prices and forcing Western Canadians to pay more for phone service," says the company release. Shaw tells its high-speed Internet customers that they should pay an extra $10 charge per month if they use a Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone service provider such as Vonage Canada. The big western MSO says the fee it meant to ensure that customers of Vonage, for example, using Shaw's network,...