Key points of the CRTC Hearings thus farCheck out this great summary on Michael Geist's blog about six key revelations to come out of the CRTC hearings that I mentioned in my last post.
This one surprised me:
The rate of network traffic growth is slowing.This one enraged me:
Each day brought new and surprising revelations about how little ISPs tell their customers about their traffic management practices. By far the most egregious was Rogers, which admitted that it charges tiered pricing for faster upload speeds but that all tiers were throttled to the same speed when using P2P. In other words, the Extreme subscriber who pays $59.99 per month and is promised fast upload speeds (1 Mbps) actually gets the same upload speed as the Express subscriber who pays $46.99 per month and is promised upload speeds of 512 kbps.And this one made me laugh:
The ISPs seemed surprised that the Commission regularly asked about the privacy impact of throttling and deep-packet inspection.