Money CRTC rules against differential pricing

10:27  21 april  2017
10:27  21 april  2017 Source:   MSN

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Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. CRTC rules against differential pricing . The CRTC ruled that Videotron must ensure this service complies with the new regulations within 90 days.

Differential pricing goes against net neutrality and is inherently anti -consumer. If we should step in, how should we regulate it? Every time the CRTC tries to impose regulations and rules , our internet and mobile prices go up.

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The CRTC ruled that Internet providers must treat all web traffic equally and cannot prioritize some content, like a specific video streaming service, which could give an unfair advantage or disadvantage to some content providers and consumers.

CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said in a statement that rather than offering subscribers selected content at different data usage prices, Internet service providers should offer more data at lower prices and give consumers the ability to choose what content they want to consume.

The decision comes following hearings held last fall into the practice, known as differential pricing, that stemmed from a complaint about Quebecor-owned Videotron over the way it bills customers for the data they use.

Videotron launched an unlimited music streaming service in August 2015 that allowed its customers to stream music from specific third-party services without it counting against their monthly data cap.

The CRTC ruled that Videotron must ensure this service complies with the new regulations within 90 days.

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