Online gamers complain to CRTC over internet providers throttling speeds

The Canadian Gamers Organization has filed a complaint with the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission over suspicions that internet providers are throttling speeds for online gamers.

However, the CRTC has acknowleged that it is relatively powerless, noting it doesn’t not have the legal tools to enforce the rules that providers may be breaking.

While evidence mounts that ISPs are indeed throttling speeds illegally, the CRTC must be granted new legistlative powers in order to protect consumersfrom companies’ misbehaviour, experts believe.

Rogers has stepped forth to reply to the complain, stating it operates in compliance will the Ontario Consumer Protection Act, the Telecommunications Act and the CRTC regulations. Others have not yet commented.