What is network management?
There continues to be phenomenal growth of Internet traffic throughout the world. Some Internet activity uses more bandwidth than others (for example, peer-to-peer networks) or makes increasingly stringent quality-of-service demands of ISPs networks, such as real-time voice, online gaming and/or video streaming, Internet service providers must manage their networks to ensure they run smoothly.
How does Bell manage its network?
Bell continues to make significant investments in network capacity and speed to meet the growing Internet demand. Due to these investments, Bell does not currently need to take advantage of tools such as traffic shaping. Bell will continue to monitor our network and if necessary, use Network Management tools in the future to ensure an excellent customer experience.
What are others doing?
Traffic shaping is a popular tool for ISPs around the world to help manage congestion on their networks. The speed of high-bandwidth Internet activities, such as peer-to-peer sharing, is limited during peak hours to spread out network resources more equally. Major ISPs in Canada and internationally use traffic shaping as a method for managing network resources.
Is Bell Internet DSL access shared?
No. Your Internet access is not shared with any other Bell Internet customer.