CRTC to Rogers: Stop throttling the speed of online games or we'll hurt you

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The CRTC has officially told Rogers to devise a plan by month's end wherein the telco ceases throttling speeds for online gamers or it's apt to face penalties.

The plan is due on September 27th. The CRTC informed Rogers that online games should not be throttled. The move by the CRTC follows a complaint issued by the Canadian Gamers Organization, which claimed Rogers was unfairly affecting consumer internet speeds with traffic-throttling measures.

The organization is pleased with the CRTC's swift step into action but notes the problem extends beyond Rogers, naming Bell and Shaw and two other internet service providers who may be misbehaving in the same manner.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is an independent public organization that regulates and supervises the Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications systems. The CRTC does not regulate newspapers, magazines, cell phone rates, the quality of service and business practices of cell phone companies, or the quality and content of TV and radio programs. As an independent... more


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