Charlie Angus has a new net neutrality bill, private members Bill C-398.
The main differences from his previous bill on the same subject are the addition of the word "extraordinary" and the change of terminology from "network operator" (which is defined) to "telecommunications service providers", which isn't defined.
Frankly, it suffers from the same problem as before - which is that it puts the fox in charge of the chicken coop - allowing Bell, Rogers and/or whichever other likely duopolistic ISP ultimately controls your bandwidth to"manage", i.e. "throttle", in order, inter alia to:
- "relieve extraordinary congestion"
- "handle breaches of the terms of service"
Charlie Angus has done great work on the copyright file and other issues, but I'm afraid that this bill won't help and would probably do far more harm than good to consumers if it somehow gets enacted.