OT: Bell reveals internet throttling details to CRTC

Abidel Bassie-Cripps mrsabidel-FFYn/CNdgSA at public.gmane.org
Thu Jul 16 12:55:39 UTC 2009

I could not find the link you supplied but I did do a search on there site and Bell has been doing this for years. 
So the rumors are true! LOL
Well, I am near a Bell switching station. So, if and when I switch to Telus (or other retailer that uses Bell lines), I know it will not be to bad for me! But I will wait until the CRTC stops the throttling issues.

Kind regards!

From: meng <meng-R6A+fiHC8nRWk0Htik3J/w at public.gmane.org>
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Subject: [TLUG]: OT: Bell reveals internet throttling details to CRTC

Len Katz, the CRTC's vice-chair of telecommunications, asked about Bell's throttled speeds.

Daniels said peer-to-peer file transfers are reduced to a speed of 256 kilobits per second between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. in Ontario and Quebec. That is a 98.5 per cent reduction from the maximum advertised speed of 16 megabits per second that Bell uses to sell its Internet Max 16 service.

Between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., the company slows downloads to 512 kilobits per second. Daniels added that the numbers would be posted on its website soon.

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