More Resistence for Deep Packet Inspection

Editors note:

We come across stories from irate user groups every day. It seems the more the public knows about deep packet inspection practices the less likely it becomes. In Canada it looks like the resistance is getting some heavy hitters.

Google, Amazon, others want CRTC to ban internet interference

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 | 4:53 PM ET Comments49Recommend97

A coalition of more than 70 technology companies, including internet search leader Google, online retailer Amazon and voice over internet provider Skype, is calling on the CRTC to ban internet service providers from “traffic shaping,” or using technology that favours some applications over others.

In a submission filed Monday to the Canada Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in advance of a July probe into the issue of internet traffic management, the Open Internet Coalition said traffic shaping network management “discourages investment in broadband networks, diminishes consumer choice, interferes with users’ freedom of expression, and inhibits innovation.”

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