OT: Bell reveals internet throttling details to CRTC

meng meng-R6A+fiHC8nRWk0Htik3J/w at public.gmane.org
Thu Jul 16 14:30:38 UTC 2009

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From: Abidel Bassie-Cripps mrsabidel-FFYn/CNdgSA at public.gmane.org
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 07:55:39 -0400
To: tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at public.gmane.org
Subject: Re: [TLUG]: OT: Bell reveals internet throttling details to CRTC

> 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. 
> http://www.cbc.ca/search/cbc?q=bell+internet+traffic+512+kilobits&btnG.x=0&btnG.y=0&btnG=Search&entqr=1&entsp=0&sort=date%3AD%3AL%3Ad1&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=utf8&btnG.y=0&client=CBC&safe=high&btnG.x=0&useragent=Mozilla%2F5.0+%28X11%3B+U%3B+Linux+i686+%28x86_64%29%3B+en-US%3B+rv%3A1.9.1%29+Gecko%2F20090624+Firefox%2F3.5&oe=utf8&site=CBC
> 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!
> Abby
> ________________________________
> From: meng <meng-R6A+fiHC8nRWk0Htik3J/w at public.gmane.org>
> To: tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at public.gmane.org
> Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:32:01 AM
> 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.
> http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/07/14/crtc-bell-internet-traffic-management-providers-custom

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