The CRTC announced Wednesday that mobile wireless data services will be subject to the same Internet traffic management practices as wired Internet services. The commission said that telecom regulatory policy 2009-657, which outlined Internet traffic management practices for fixed lines, will also apply to wireless data services. In that regulatory decision, the commission determined that Internet service providers could continue to apply Internet traffic management practices to retail Internet services without commission approval. The policy puts the onus on complainants to raise issues with Internet traffic management practices. Under the policy, Internet service providers are also required to disclose their Internet traffic management practices. After the policy was put into place, some companies were found not in compliance with the disclosure rules. In its decision Wednesday, the commission said that mobile services will now be subject to section 24 and subsections 27(2), 27(3), and 27(4) of the Telecommunications Act. Section 24 of the act says that the “offering and provision of any telecommunications service by a Canadian carrier are subject to any conditions imposed by the commission or included in a tariff approved by the commission.” Subsections 27(2), 27(3) and 27(4) of the act establish that Canadian carriers cannot exercise any undue discrimination of any kind with their services and places the burden of proof for any alleged discrimination on the carrier.