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Big Internet carriers win right to manage traffic

Oct 24, 2009, 17:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Blackwell)

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"In a decision that clarifies its approach to the practice known as traffic shaping, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said Wednesday that companies such as Bell Canada, (BCE-T25.45-0.10-0.39%) Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI.B-T28.89-0.33-1.13%) and Telus Corp. (T-T33.07-0.30-0.90%) should do everything they can to expand network capacity.

"But if they have to slow down or "throttle" some kinds of Internet traffic – such as downloads of large video or movie files – during high traffic periods, they can do so."

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