Bell Canada P2P throttling leads to net neutrality showdown

Things continue to heat up Up North as critics of Bell Canada's P2P throttling practices get more vocal. This time, it's Wireless Nomad, a small ISP that's filed papers with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission asking that Bell Canada, which is using deep packet inspection to throttle all P2P traffic between 4:30 p.m. and 2 a.m., be forced to stop.

Bell has been shaping traffic on its own network since last year, but in March began to encompass resellers of its Internet service-against their will. The small ISPs forced to use Bell are ticked, and the CRTC agrees it's an issue that needs to be dealt with now.

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- Check out Ars Technica's story

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