Telecommunications Policy Review Panel and Network Neutrality

Canada’s Telecommunications Policy Review Panel is expected to issue its report later this month or sometime in February. Hopefully, the concerns addressed will include the issue of network neutrality. A number of the public submissions supported implementation of a policy providing for network neutrality – including those filed by Michael Geist (pdf), Patricia Arney (doc) and Tucows (doc). Not surprisingly, the Canadian Cable Telecommunications Association took the position that regulatory intervention supporting network neutrality was not required.