Canadian Gamers Organization and OpenMedia urge CRTC to enforce rules on internet throttling

by Techvibes NewsDesk

Another step has been made toward the battle between online gamers and Big Three telco Rogers.

The Canadian Gamers Organization has submitted their final response to the CRTC’s request for information. The CGO has been fighting Rogers for discriminating against online games such as World of Warcraft and Call of Duty by using "illegitimate internet traffic management practices." The filing comes after months of back and forth between Rogers, the CRTC, and the CGO.

“Canadians should not be made to wade through a sea of technical data to enforce the CRTC’s rules,” says CGO co-founder Jason Koblovsky. “There has been strong evidence from the start of this fight—which dates all the way back to January—that Rogers is not respecting Internet openness rules. When faced with this evidence, the CRTC should be taking proactive measures to ensure their rules are respected, rather than pushing the onus onto Canadians.”

Vancouver-based OpenMedia has come out in support of the CGO’s initiative on this issue. 

“Canadians have been crystal clear: we want access to all the Internet has to offer," says Executive Director Steve Anderson. "It’s past time for the CRTC to enforce Internet openness rules, and prevent discriminatory traffic management by conducting regular Internet openness compliance audits.”

To see what Rogers has said so far go here.

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