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CRTC’s web traffic decision wins praise although privacy and higher bills could still be an issue

News | 10/22/2009 8:18 pm EDT

Yesterday’s CRTC ruling on net neutrality has earned Canada’ s big telcos and cablecos a victory by allowing Internet traffic management, but the decision may have unforeseen repercussions in the form of privacy issues and higher bills for users, warns one technology analyst. The decision could also put Canada at odds with the U.S., where the regulator today approved new draft rules designed to prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing traffic on their networks.

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