google weighs in on bell throttling

James Knott james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at
Tue Jul 8 18:32:24 UTC 2008

JoeHill wrote:
> 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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