FYI: Net Neutrality in Canada

Jean-Francois Mezei jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca
Sun Oct 30 17:52:47 UTC 2016


This is a heads up, the CRTC (Canada's FCC) is holding a week long
hearing on net neutrality in Canada ("differential pricing" is the used).

Canada has had its "ITMP" (Internet Traffic Management Practices) policy
since 2009 which deals with unfair throttling, and now, we are arguing
on zero rating and sponsored content stuff).


It will be broadcasted at http://www.cpac.ca  (at bottom of home page
there should be a selection for the CRTC hearing). Note: you can choose
between english, french of floor (untranslated).

Days generally start at 09:00. Can end at any time.

Either @CRTCeng or @CRTChearings will be tweeting links to presentations
as each presentation begins.

hashtag: #CRTC #Diffpricing


Facebook did not wish to appear but was "invited". Last time the CRTC
did that, it was with Netflix and Google and sparks flew ("you don't
regulate us, we don't have to answer"). (It appears on Tuesday right
after me, so they should be roughly ~ 10:30 or 11:00.)

The agenda:
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/Telecom/eng/HEARINGS/2016/ag31_10.htm

The original Notice of Consultation:
> http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2016/2016-192.htm?_ga=1.136052530.24154879.1433393531

And the record of the consultation:
> https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/instances-proceedings/Default-defaut.aspx?EN=2016-192&Lang=eng&_ga=1.136052530.24154879.1433393531

Note: this started with a different proceeding in September 2015 2 parts
1 filings against Vidéotron who started zero rated music on its wireless
service for music services that Vidéotron approved/selected.
> https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/instances-proceedings/Default-Defaut.aspx?lang=eng&YA=2015&S=C&PA=t&PT=pt1&PST=a#201510735



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