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Geez, I'm sorry guys. It is mostly like that in Australia. I really don't want that to happen in the states. I hope you can fight this...
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I don't get it. You pay for the service. You pay for the connection. However, you can only use so much.

It's like getting a car, paying a flat rate for as much gas that will come through the pump into your car per month, then them saying "well, you only get so much gas".

If you pitch "40Mb/s speed" (like BrightHouse Networks does), it should be 24/7/365.

They ever get bandwidth limits here, I'm just going with a mobile broadband modem. Why pay for an antiquated connection that I have to be in/near my house to use?
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This is very old "news" and the link posted is an op-ed and not actually a news story.

I am currently with MTS and when I signed up, there was no cap. But since MTS leases their lines from Bell, and Bell can do w.e they want now, MTS had to introduce caps of 60GB for "up to 7.5MB" down I believe, the price is $55/month.

I'm a student, and whenever my promotion runs out, I call them and beg them to extend it cause I'm poor and need internet so badly for school (no joke, I do that). I'm only paying $28/month with no cap for 7.5 down and I'm very, very happy about that.
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Where is eastlink located? I wouldn't mind switching Over. I'm located In alberta, crappy shaw is the only thing here. sides telus.
Check out Telus. One of their head honcho's went on CTV and said that they have caps, have had them years and don't plan on implementing them (go over the cap, no consequences)

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This is very old "news" and the link posted is an op-ed and not actually a news story.

I am currently with MTS and when I signed up, there was no cap. But since MTS leases their lines from Bell, and Bell can do w.e they want now, MTS had to introduce caps of 60GB for "up to 7.5MB" down I believe, the price is $55/month.
MTS said that they aren't planning on on using caps, but reserve the right to use them in the future.
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Check out Telus. One of their head honcho's went on CTV and said that they have caps, have had them years and don't plan on implementing them (go over the cap, no consequences)
Telus has a cap anything over is $2 per gb. It sucks only having really 2 internet service providers.
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comcast better not start this crap up. Not only is it unfair for the consumers, it is unfair for everyone who does business on the internet, it will limit the amount of people who have access to their products. imagine if you had to pay extra for facebook, youtube, netflix, all that other junk, Advertisers would pull their ads from these websites because of the drastic cuts in hits per day. It only benefits ISP's and hurts everyone else including big business.
Edited by strap624 - 1/26/11 at 7:55pm
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Geez, I'm sorry guys. It is mostly like that in Australia. I really don't want that to happen in the states. I hope you can fight this...
Canada is not "the states"
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xEzekialx View Post
Telus has a cap anything over is $2 per gb. It sucks only having really 2 internet service providers.
OK... *cues up speech about lying capitalist corporate bloodsuckers*

Quote:
Originally Posted by strap624 View Post
comcast better not start this crap up. Not only is it unfair for the consumers, it is unfair for everyone who does business on the internet, it will limit the amount of people who have access to their products. imagine if you had to pay extra for facebook, youtube, netflix, all that other junk, Advertisers would pull their ads from these websites because of the drastic cuts in hits per day. It only benefits ISP's and hurts everyone else including big business.
Don't worry, even though you're a nation of sheeple your sheeple speak out, ours don't
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At least it will be cheaper to buy then download movies. XD
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As much as I hate to say it, this makes sense. Every other thing we use is metered in one way or another. Should pay for what you use. Not saying I like it but it won't surprise me one bit if it all goes this way. Although if it does I don't see how the cloud ideas will ever work for anyone.
 
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