Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Canadian Net Neutrality Regime So Far

Michael Geist, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, takes a look at Canada's net neutrality regime here.

He writes in part that at first reports from the CTRC suggest that net neutrality violations are rare, suggesting that things are going well. However, on closer inspection, he finds that there are actually two kinds of consumer complaints: throttling complaints and quality of service complaints.

Dr. Geist concludes that Canadian net neutrality rules "have provided consumers with a system to address concerns with their Internet service" but with  "no penalties for ISPs that fail to abide by the rules and no limits on throttling that is publicly disclosed...".  Interesting analysis. His blog Michael Geist is always informative.

| Permalink