In my humble opinion, all of this internet congestion is artificial. BELL has partnerships with media-content-distributors as indicated in the article link below. They recently opened an internet video store.
CBCNews.ca: Last week you introduced a video store, where customers can download movies. Many are wondering how can you say you have network congestion problems and throttle peer-to-peer applications, then introduce a service that is going to add to that problem?
Bibic: The Bell video service, the content that we will be distributing, isn't using peer to peer. Peer to peer is by design a high-bandwidth use application. What we're using here is content-distribution network technology and we think you'll find others, as they enter this space, will likely use this technology as well.
The internet congestion is all smoke and mirrors to delay the impact the internet has had on the media-content-distribution business-model for which Bell is a stockholder.
As a result BELL doesn't want to deliver HIGH ISOTROPIC BANDWIDTH SPEEDs, but they maintain the illusory public image "High Speed Internet"(in French:"Internet Haute Vitesse")that they are in order to hold their number one spot as the premier internet provider in CANADA. One only needs to see the commercials on English and French TV to understand they throw a great deal of money into their public image. In my mind it is false advertising, but for some odd reason the CRTC doesn't see it that way yet.
BELL has a conflict of interest here. I hope Government and the general public will pay more attention to the net-neutrality bill.
To clarify the above, Bell have hired the best PR firms imprint the image that it is normal to interpret the internet as only fast in one direction: the download direction. This general impression needs to fixed back to the original isotropic bandwidth speeds. Bell wants us to perceive "Fast internet access" as HIGH DOWNLOAD speed, but SLOW UPLOAD speed. We need to have government intervention to enforce ISP's to provide GUARANTEED ISOTROPIC BANDWIDTH SPEEDS. "Isotropic is uniformity in all directions. The word is made up from Greek iso (equal) and tropos (direction)." Presently, most ISP's offer the typical ADSL profile with a download bandwidth speed at 4 Megabits per second, but the upload bandwidth speed is 800 Kilobits per second. BELL should make these profiles 4 Megabits per second for both the download and upload directions. Most customers really want this because we live in an era of sharing hi-def videos and hi-def photos. All of the ISP's can do much much better and especially BELL.
The CRTC should focus on the following:
-Enforce all ISP's to provide a reasonable isotropic 4 Megabits per second bandwidth as a minimum for everyone.
-Enforce net-neutrality and disallow DPI(Deep Packet Inspection) simply on the fact it is destroying user internet performance and driving up
average user cost.
-create name-branding/association guaranteeing the ISP & Network Hardware you buy is "Net-Neutral INSIDE".
-disallow conflict of interest relationships between the media content owners and the ISP's. Fiber has been around for quite some time. Why is it taking so much time to deliver the isotropic bandwidth to the home? I would venture to say it's because Bell has been dragging their feet in order to please their Media-Content distributor shareholders.
-find some way propose these policies at the United-Nations level because national firewalls like China's Golden Shield are destroying the internet experience.
Thank you for taking the time to read my reflections on this. I find Net-Neutrality of great importance to everyone. I don't want the governments to screw this up.