April 20, 2017 / 8:04 PM / a year ago

Canada's telecom regulator says online content must be treated equally

TORONTO, April 20 (Reuters) - Canada’s telecom and broadcast regulator ruled on Thursday that all data delivered online must be treated equally by internet service providers, a blow to large companies seeking to leverage either their own or other companies content to win customers.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission specifically ruled that Quebecor Inc’s Videotron can no longer offer music streaming services from the likes of Spotify and Google Music to some wireless customers without them counting against a monthly data allowance. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Denny Thomas and Diane Craft)

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