July 3, 2008
Mr. Robert Morin
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
RE: Application by CAIP requesting certain orders directing
Dear Mr. Morin,
These comments are submitted by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (“CATA”) in connection with the application that was filed by the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (“CAIP”) regarding the issue of traffic shaping.
CATA’s members are at the forefront of developing innovative technology products and services that will elevate
However, the measures that Bell Canada is applying to manage the traffic of its Sympatico customers as well as its wholesale ISP customers is interfering with the ability of end-users to telecommute and/or work from their home offices and hindering our members from running their business and providing quick customer services.
As the Internet is increasingly integral to our economy and personal lives, we believe that there are traffic management solutions that are more effective and far less discriminatory than
In CATA’s view, the Commission must act to prevent anti-competitive behaviour and discriminatory practices in the management of core public telecommunications infrastructure. This will ensure that both CATA’s members and the Canadian businesses that they serve can remain competitive in today’s economy.
(original signed by John Reid)
cc. Mirko Bibic, Chief, Regulatory Affairs,
Thomas Copeland, Chair, Canadian Association of Internet Providers