Friday, September 16, 2011

CRTC tells Rogers to stop slowing down the speed of online games

The CRTC on Friday gave Rogers Communications Inc., mere days to come up with a plan to solve a problem that could be unfairly slowing down the speed of online games. In a letter to the telecom giant, the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission said the company's 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. Rogers now has until Sept. 27 to present a plan to the regulator to deal with the issue."Commission staff considers that Rogers should address and resolve this misclassification problem," the correspondence, dated Sept. 16, states. In a statement issued Friday, Rogers downplayed any problems, saying the company already has corrected the issue with World of Warcraft and is "not aware of any problems with any other online games."

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