Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bell billing idea will stifle internet competition...well duh

Bell's motivation for wanting to bill competing small internet service providers based on the volume of customers' internet usage was questioned Wednesday by a CRTC commissioner examining the issue.

Small internet providers have made a "compelling" case for a proposal that they be billed by peak network traffic and not the total volume of internet usage by their customers, said Tom Pentefountas, the CRTC's vice-chair of broadcasting, responding to a presentation by Matthew Stein, vice-president of network services for Primus Canada.

"If I was Bell, I'd go with peak traffic billing, if we assume what you say is correct," he added.

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