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[Gigaom] NetFlix CCO states Canadian ISPs are like third-world countries by ripping off their subscribers

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As always, click the link to read the rest.

http://gigaom.com/video/netflix-canada-caps-human-rights-violation/
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Low broadband caps in Canada put that country close to third-world countries, and overage charges almost amount to human rights violations: Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos blasted broadband caps and usage-based-billing employed by Canadian ISPs during an investor event Thursday afternoon.
post #2 of 72
Finally someone other than canadians realises that ISPs over here are ripping us off.
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post #3 of 72

And its true too. With Bell I had a 60 GB cap and got throttled every time I did anything anywhere near usage intensive, worst part was they were the only provider in that area so they charged whatever they wanted.

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At least as a university student I get 25Mb/s and 250GB limit for ~$20 through Shaw. Once I graduate though, yes Internet is quite expensive in Canada.
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Yes the internet is very overpriced and limited cap usage.
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post #6 of 72
About 15 more posts until this turns into another "post your speed test result" thread.

But seriously, America is lacking in speeds too.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kennyparker1337 View Post

About 15 more posts until this turns into another "post your speed test result" thread.
But seriously, America is lacking in speeds too.

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I am a terrible person.

Google just needs to put their fiber everywhere and be done with it.
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Why i am not surprised . Canada is way back with everything regarding Internet , Cable and Phone Services . When you don't have a competitive market this stuff happens . The other problem is that you have smaller resellers ho are selling better packages for a lot less money . Here the consumer protection should have something to say .

In my opinion USA and Canadian market are the most inaccessible for any investor . They are blaming other countries , but inside here is even worst .

KILL MONOPOLY
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About 15 more posts until this turns into another "post your speed test result" thread.
But seriously, America is lacking in speeds too.

Its legal for you do have unlimited download, don't complain.
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

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I am a terrible person.
Google just needs to put their fiber everywhere and be done with it.

How much you paying for that shoot.
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