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Rogers Ordered to Stop Throttling WoW and Other Games

The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission issued an order yesterday to Rogers Communications giving the internet provider until September 27 to formulate a plan to cease throttling online games such as World of Warcraft, reports the Calgary Herald. Noting that Rogers own traffic management policy states that "online games, such as World of Warcraft, should not be throttled or slowed down, and would only be affected if Rogers misclassifies the games and other peer-to-peer applications were running at the same time." For its part, Rogers states it has corrected the issue with World of Warcraft and is "not aware of any problems with any other online games." Thanks Ant via Slashdot.

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3. Re: Rogers Ordered to Stop Throttling WoW and Other Games Sep 17, 2011, 12:42 Parallax Abstraction
 
Rogers will continue to delay this as long as possible. The big telcos in this country all but outright control the CRTC, this is far from fixed. If you're in Toronto, Ottawa or select other cities, there are now third party cable options available (I use TekSavvy and am extremely pleased but there are others too) that are usually cheaper, have better customer support (not that it's hard to provide better support than Rogers) and they are exempt from all throttling and set their own caps. This might change soon if Canadians don't keep fighting the issue but at least for now, they're the better option. There are alternatives to big telco in this country and anyone who doesn't switch but still complains about this is part of the problem.  
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