Online gamers complain to CRTC over internet providers throttling speeds

by Knowlton Thomas

The Canadian Gamers Organization has filed a complaint with the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission over suspicions that internet providers are throttling speeds for online gamers.

However, the CRTC has acknowleged that it is relatively powerless, noting it doesn't not have the legal tools to enforce the rules that providers may be breaking.

While evidence mounts that ISPs are indeed throttling speeds illegally, the CRTC must be granted new legistlative powers in order to protect consumersfrom companies' misbehaviour, experts believe.

Rogers has stepped forth to reply to the complain, stating it operates in compliance will the Ontario Consumer Protection Act, the Telecommunications Act and the CRTC regulations. Others have not yet commented.

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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