Friday, December 23, 2011
In a letter to the Chris Seidl, Executive Director, Telecommunications, CRTC , Denis E. Henry, Vice-President – Regulatory, Government Affairs and Public Law and Philippe Gauvin, Counsel – Regulatory Law & Policy explain (see below and here):
"With the increasing popularity of streamed video and other traffic, P2P file-sharing, as a proportion of total traffic, has been diminishing. This is not to say that it no longer has an impact on network congestion. Nevertheless, and in light of the extensive investments the Companies have made in additional network capacity, and given economic ITMPs in the marketplace, the Companies will withdraw the shaping of P2P traffic on the Companies' networks, with regards to both retail and wholesale traffic, effective 1 March 2012".