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The CRTC has decided to allow Bell and other big telecom companies to change the way Canadians are billed for Internet access. Metering, or usage-based billing (UBB), will mean that service providers can charge per byte in addition to their basic access charges.

The move is sure to stifle digital creativity in Canada while the rest of the world looks on and snickers.
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Pretty soon text based forums will be the only thing Canadians can use on the internet. I hope Eastlink lets me keep my unlimited plan. They're probably the only provider in Canada that still has an unlimited plan as an option.
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The telecom companies need to pony up and upgrade their damn networks before they start complaining about available bandwidth. I'm sorry but there's no reason to put anything except fiber optics in the ground within urban centers. Coax would be acceptable about in rural areas.
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I also hope Eastlink lets me keep this plan. Nothing wrong with a 30mbit unlimited line... ...in Canada anyways.
    
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I also hope Eastlink lets me keep this plan. Nothing wrong with a 30mbit unlimited line... ...in Canada anyways.
Are you sure your 30mbit doesn't have a 100gb cap? I have the 15mbit one with no cap. But Eastlink is definently the best provider in Canada I choose them over Bell or Rogers if it is possible.
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srsly, dang
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eastlink isn't even available in Quebec. We have Teksavvy with 5mb/s down and 800kb/s up with unlimited bandwidth... 'bout it... in this area anyway.

Goddamn can't believe Canada is letting this happen especially since in some areas only DSL is available.
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Wow...this is terrible...
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Wow i feel sorry for Canadians...
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Bell aliant in my area on all the plans is unlimited data...
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I feel bad for you all...

If it came down to it, I would rather have slow 1.5Mbps internet than to have it metered.
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