Interpreting Network Discrimination in the CRTC and FCC (net neutrality)
University of New England - School of Law
University of Glasgow - School of Law - CREATe
November 12, 2009
The issue of what discriminatory use of a network means has arisen in two recent decisions of the United States and Canadian federal communications commissions, the FCC and the CRTC respectively. The topic is a contemporary and hotly debated one, as when a course is fixed it will strongly influence the future of the Internet. It can be stated as the dichotomy of open and competitive or closed and oligopolistic. A study and comparison of the two different approaches is vital to clarify the debate, and hopefully guide Canadian policy in a direction that will benefit the whole community.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: Traffic Shaping, Deep Packet Inspection, Network Neutrality, Packet Discrimination, Policy
Date posted: November 14, 2009 ; Last revised: April 21, 2013