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May 29, 2008 under Charlie Angus, NDP, Net Nuetrality

It’s about time a politician with a clue in this country piped up and brought the Net Neutrality issue to the government’s attention. Charlie Angus, the MP for the Timmins-James Bay riding (of all places), is leading the charge for legislation of Net Neutrality.

This comes at a good time; right when Bell recently introduced their new online Video Store. Bell has to have quite the set of cojones to throttle its customers’ BitTorrent downloads, yet allow traffic to/from its Video Store to pass through its network unemcumbered. I’m a Rogers customer, and I can see them doing something similar. And while I have no problem bypassing Rogers’ throttling, less technical users might not know how to circumvent the throttling of a service that they’re paying for. Luckily for us, the NPD are applying some technical savvy to their history of fighting for every-day (and all) Canadians, while potentially setting a good example to other countries to follow suit.

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