Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Fix 'throttling' problem, CRTC tells Rogers

One week. That's how much time regulators have given Rogers Communications Inc. to prove it's not slowing down online gaming.
Rogers has until next Tuesday to fix a misclassification problem that could be 'throttling' interactive games such as World of Warcraft, the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) said after repeated warnings to the company.
Throttling is a way of easing online traffic congestion, but it violates the commission's Internet traffic management practices.
For its part, Rogers says it has already fixed the problem by making an exemption for World of Warcraft, but in a letter dated Friday, the CRTC said Rogers could be slowing other interactive games and wants proof that it's not.
"As a result, commission staff requests that Rogers file a plan for resolving the possibility of misclassification of other interactive game traffic, by 27 September 2011, that includes specific steps and timelines for each step."
The Canadian Gamers Organization has suggested throttling is not exclusive to Rogers and that other Internet service providers could be slowing down games during peak traffic hours as well.

7 comments:

  1. Discriminating Internet Traffic is Bad.

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  2. Man I hate throttling, take the bad with the good I guess... for now.

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  3. Throttling is just stupid imo...

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