For people who found this page while looking for info on April’s CRTC “traffic shaping” consultation, go here.
The CRTC’s “traffic management” (throttling) consultation is accepting comments from interested individuals right now.
This is the “Net Neutrality” consultation we’ve been waiting for. Many of us have asked the CRTC to hold this public consultation and it is happening.
Let’s make our voices heard!
The CRTC says:
“Members of the public who wish merely to file written comments in this proceeding, without receiving copies of the various submissions, may do so by filing such comments with the Commission by 16 February 2009 at the address or fax number noted above, or by filling out the online form.”
I know these CRTC “public” consultations can be byzantine and hard to know how to respond to. If you want to participate, here are two options:
- The online form to submit comments is here.
- You can quickly & easily send a boilerplate comment via the Campaign for Democratic Media’s Save Our Net coalition, right here.
Comment period closes Feb 23, so don’t procrastinate.
Need Some Background?
- The CRTC public notice can be found here.
- The Save Our Net coalition has background info in language that is comprehensible by regular people here.
- The Canadian Library Association’s 2008 resolution in support of Net Neutrality explains why this is a library issue here.
- Michael Geist’s take and useful links on this consultation cam be read here.
- For “Net Neutrality 101” see my backgrounder from last spring here