Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
I used to pass 60GB a month 4 years ago but now with huge games, HD movies i hit 180GB in average a month.
The announcement may be the end of telecommuting, not that it was really that viable with the sub-par speeds Bell provides. We had to switch to cable because the DSL speed was so pathetic, and was simply too slow for the Citrix server at work. This decision does not mean that going to Cable services will help. Cable is already capped and throttled (though generally not as bad as the DSL providers), but I think Bell will attempt to foist their capping onto the backbone, forcing all providers, DSL or not, to impose the same fees.
Of course, I am not totally against fees per use - but my point has always been that the real costs of moving a GB of data needs to be analysed. Like if it is 2 or three cents a GB - that is nothing, and imposing that would yield a net reduction in costs across the board. But if they are talking about the fee levels they currently provide, the 75 cents to $1.50 per GB - then it is simply highway robbery. If the can move a kiloWatt of electricity for one hour for 8 cents - they can easily transmit multiple GB of data for the same.
And there is no excuse for the CRTC to fleece the resellers. It is like the CRTC has some superpower to impose the will of the lobbyists that stuff cash into their pockets. But this is Canada, a nation of sheep - and my guess is that we will have outrageous Internet fees because nothing will be done, just like we are stuck with a regime where we have French crammed down our throats at every single term, and end up paying large because we can't opt out of paying for French broadcasts we don't want because they are part of the "package".