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I still have the worst internet. 3U/.5D. Try living with DSL. You will feel like you are lost in a damn time machine. 1 hour per minute to UL 1080- to YT.
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I still have the worst internet. 3U/.5D. Try living with DSL. You will feel like you are lost in a damn time machine. 1 hour per minute to UL 1080- to YT.
I know how you feel, downgrading my upload speeds means I have to run all my videos through Windows Movie Maker just to get a reasonable size so that I don't have my computer running for 10 hours just to upload a video.

I went from like 2-3 to 1 and man have I noticed the difference!
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really ? Dont get how here in such a small state we can have 120 down ( 10+ up ) and 80 tv programs for just as low as 46 bucks. I just dont get it. And they charge so much and still gives some FUP ? Wow anyone ?

Just this month i passed 500gb of downloaded data. Sometimes i get well over 1 TB..60 Gb limit is just unimaginable.
Luckily we have options finally.
http://teksavvy.com/en/res-internet.asp#cable

Doesn't include TV, but at that price, it's amazing for those of us in Ontario.
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Sorry to do this, but I would love that package.. Way better than what I currently have... I pay $70 a month for 3D/1U....

On topic. About time that somebody is trying to do something about this... There should not be data caps or throttling or spying (unless there is a credible reason..).
Yeah, I don't get why Canada has data caps. I've never looked into it seeing as I live in US, is it a government law or something of that sense that forces it, or is it just a decision by all the ISPs? I'm assuming it is some type of government related thing or somebody would eventually remove their data caps and see a major boost in customers.
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Yeah, I don't get why Canada has data caps. I've never looked into it seeing as I live in US, is it a government law or something of that sense that forces it, or is it just a decision by all the ISPs? I'm assuming it is some type of government related thing or somebody would eventually remove their data caps and see a major boost in customers.
It's because the canadian government doesn't want the same stuff that goes on in the states. Where anyone can open an internet, cable, phone company and create competition.

Apparently the canadian government doesn't want this to happen. They want to keep control of who can operate what business and these guys PAY the government to operate services too. Which is why companies like Rogers have a majority in Ontario. They essentially have hookups within the government and can buy their way in...

I think it's total crap and anyone should be allowed to open a ISP, cable or phone company. But what do you expect it's Canada... we just bend over and take it straight from the government up and down and around and around like the next guy!
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Yeah, I don't get why Canada has data caps. I've never looked into it seeing as I live in US, is it a government law or something of that sense that forces it, or is it just a decision by all the ISPs? I'm assuming it is some type of government related thing or somebody would eventually remove their data caps and see a major boost in customers.

It is a purely an ISP decision. In parts of eastern Canada, for instance, typically you only have 2-3 major ISPs; one DSL provider and one cable provider. The major ISPs in the country control 95% of the internet service market.

Data caps serve a few purposes but namely, it is anti-competitive behaviour. How so? Well, what other services do these companies also sell? TV and telephone services. So how do you prevent consumers from canceling their expensive TV subscriptions in favour of cheaper alternatives such as Hulu or Netflix? The answer is of course to limit their usage of the internet and to charge overages to make even more profit.
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Canadians need to start a revolution, internet is the very essence of life so you shouldn't be limited.

Let the igloo melting begin.
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I use 500+ GB a month
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I'll have to set up a log on my internet router to see how much data I actually use. I bet it's a lot because I'm always streaming Netflix.
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I'll have to set up a log on my internet router to see how much data I actually use. I bet it's a lot because I'm always streaming Netflix.
If you go to your router's page it should say it. I'd imagine mine is enormous due to me streaming youtube videos, netflix anime series, playing online video games, browsing forums, talking on multiple messenging apps, downloading music, streaming music from Spotify, and downloading games, pictures, and stuff.
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