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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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16. Re: Rogers Ordered to Stop Throttling WoW and Other Games Sep 17, 2011, 15:45 beigemore
 
Tanto Edge wrote on Sep 17, 2011, 14:58:
There are three major internet players in Canada, Shaw, Telus and Rogers. There's also Bell but they go by Sympatico, if they still even offer residential service.
Each of them provides high speed, and Rogers is further towards the East coast.

There are plenty of minor players as well, like this guy: http://ispeed.net/
Dave is an extremely small operation (and a very nice guy) and he is an ISP. There are plenty of these guys around Canada. You just have to look for them, instead of assuming there is only the big company that spends millions on advertising (and making assumptions regarding our competitive landscape, Cutter).

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For those curious about how our ISP's actually throttle.

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The comments from Americans regarding our coverage are funny to me given there is a severe lack of coverage in many parts of the USA.

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