google weighs in on bell throttling
james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Tue Jul 8 18:32:24 UTC 2008
> Dave Cramer wrote:
> This bit raised my eyebrows:
> Rogers, which also slows peer-to-peer applications, disputed claims by CAIP
> that such throttling affects services such as voice over internet protocol
> (VoIP) and virtual private networks (VPN).
> "This equipment, therefore, does not impact any other traffic such as VoIP, VPN
> and other online streaming applications because their signatures are
> different," wrote Ken Engelhart, senior vice-president of regulatory affairs
> for Rogers. "There is therefore no reason why VPN or other encrypted traffic
> would be affected."
> Anyone on Rogers network care to comment on this?
I often use a VPN to reach my home network and haven't noticed any
problems, though I haven't conducted any bandwidth tests.
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