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I wonder how this will effect western Canada, seeing as Bell and Rogers are only cell phone companies around here (I think bell also has satellite tv, but never see it anywhere). Our main isp's are Telus (ew) and Shaw (yay for no contracts and decent speeds). As far as I can tell, this article is mainly about eastern Canada, which is a lot different than Western Canada is, in terms of what we have.
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For those who skipped article,

http://openmedia.ca/meter

Its the petition linked at the bottom! Urging all to sign it
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CRTC is and will always be a pain in the ass for us Canadians. If they stopped being so damn biased, I don't know much about people outside Quebec, but the "competition" here looks like anything but competition. Everyone offers more or less the same service that costs a hell of a lot more than anywhere else on this darn planet.

Seeing as I have to pay nearly 80 bucks a month on my iPhone to have 500mb of data, it's quite annoying, and now chances are they'll charge overall internet per bytes? Christ.
    
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can I say Quebecor ? they will rape those in Quebec with Videotron... in my house we take 70G a month of data . and we already pay 90$ up sometimes .

Edit : I take 70G a month . so we are arround 85-90G a month .

That is a good thing canada ... way to push away google TV and netflix from here . could the government get ( you know what in the back door ) by a bunch of 3 headed,petrol covered moose
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Of course they don't want us to get internet TV too easily, they'd be losing customers for their own TV companies. I wish we could just go all out with competition in Quebec, we really need it. I'm sure the rest of Canada could as well, but I can't speak about things I'm not very aware of.
    
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Well to those going " Woo Who! not me! " USA is next.
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Looks like America might be gaining 2 more residents in the next year...
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Honestly, I think metered Internet is more reasonable and logical than flat fee.

However, the rates should be reasonable as well. I would much rather be charged something like 10-25 cents a GB and have the maximum download and upload speed the network could support, and no flat rate fee, than my current fixed, unlimited 20Mb down, 6Mb up connection, that I pay 50 bucks a month for, not matter how much I use.

The rates most ISP charge per GB are absurd though.
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so i'm the first between my friends to try out Teksavvy Cable service, just ditched Rogers for that, been paying over 150/month for the extra bandwidths they charge 6 months stright

teksavvy offers 15m/1m cable connection unlimited bandwidth, so i'm trying it out , only 50 somethind dollars a month,

effective feb 1st
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wow. I guess Netflix should pull out of canada now... I bet that would stir up some hardcore reactions in the general public.
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