Thursday, April 03, 2008

Bandwidth throttling hits House of Commons

Concerns about bandwidth throttling in Canada won't go away. The issue has been in the news for a couple of weeks now, after it became known that some of our biggest ISPs are shaping Internet traffic, slowing the legitimate flow of information. When asked about the issue in the House of Commons, Industry Minister Prentice didn't have much to say about throttling and Net neutrality, preferring to leave the matter in the hands of consumers and big business.

Naturally, Internet law guru Michael Geist is watching this story unfold, and he can explain the issues much better than this FLIFer. Go check out his blog.

The Campaign for Democratic Media is organizing online, through both their website and a Facebook group. More information can be found here. are also raising awareness and have an online petition, if you're interested.