Traffic shaping along Bell Canada and Bell Aliant's ISP lines came in with a bang three years ago, infuriating consumers and advocates. "Unacceptable," critics called it—a "symptom of Bell's arrogance" and "blatant censorship." But Canada's telecommunications regulators gave the practice a provisional go-ahead, so the companies throttled away, the focus being on P2P use between 4:30pm and 2am.Source and rest of the story: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/12/bell-canada-drops-traffic-shaping-in-favor-of-an-economic-approach.ars
Now the practice is going out with a whimper, as per a letter posted on Monday to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. The telcos will "withdraw the shaping of P2P traffic" on their networks, both wholesale and retail traffic, as of March 1. But why?
I wonder if this will influence Net pricing here in USA?