BEFORE WE GO INTO DETAILS, LET'S LEARN SOME TERMS!!!
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC): an administrative tribunal that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in the public interest.
Internet service provider (ISP): a company that provides Internet services, including personal and business access to the Internet.
Throttling: when an ISP purposely lowers the speed of a user's internet connection.
In 2009 CRTC adopted Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-65, regulating Internet traffic management practices (ITMPs) adopted by Internet service providers (ISPs). The policy has four considerations : TRANSPARENCY, INNOVATION, CLARITY, and COMPETITIVE NEUTRALITY.
Internet traffic management practices (ITMPs) :
It has two types of practices: TECHNICAL and ECONOMICAL.
Technical Practices include measures to slow a user's traffic, to prioritize traffic, or to detect heavy users in order to limit their bandwidth.
Economic practices involve charging more for users whose Internet use exceeds a predefined limit.
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I would say yes for now.
In 2017 CRTC places a new framework, Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2017-104, to govern differential pricing practices in Canada.
Differential pricing: when the same or similar products or services are offered to customers at different prices.
Zero-rating: pricing can happen when an Internet provider exempts data from a particular application from a monthly mobile data plan.
But how though??