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Canada is just screwing themselves. We are capable of having proper internet, but at the rate that we are going, we will be among the worst in the world in terms of internet in a few years.
We are pretty much already there, and were never in the forefront anyways. Our version of "Internet" has long been pathetic, run on obsolete equipment, by moronic operators that know zilch about computers, and who see nothing better than to screw over the customers with outrageous fees, like the "network upgrade fee", of which not once single cent was spent on actually upgrading a network of any sort.

But this is true of many of our "services", like our crummy cellular system, where most areas have zero coverage, and we remain largely incompatible with the rest of the world because "customers decide" over the single option that is presented to them.

Of course, this has already affected us, WiFi HotSpots are starting to close like crazy - not that we had a lot of them in the first place. It won't be long until we are overhauled by the progressive minds in Somalia - who already have cheaper, better services with far better customer service.
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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".
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Wow they are pissed and so am I, this is going to kill everytime a new game is out on steam especially since there always a min of 5gb, man gta4 is 15gb that's one expensive bill.
    
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This is ridiculous. While I buy steam games every once in a full moon, my internet is used a lot at home and this will be felt if bandwidth is limited :/ Why the change? What are the proposed benefits? Lower usage of net?
    
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Netflix just came to canada.
It's a way for the current companies to hang on their market as well.
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This is ridiculous. While I buy steam games every once in a full moon, my internet is used a lot at home and this will be felt if bandwidth is limited :/ Why the change? What are the proposed benefits? Lower usage of net?
No simply more way for them to get $. Instead of people paying 40-50 they will pay 80-90 per month.
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yeah screw this, i dont want teksavvy to cap me!, its the reason i went with teksavvy to begin with!
Couldn't agree with you more

Bell once asked me why I was not with them:

I told them, offer an affordable unlimited plan (of which they do not even have to begin with) and I might consider it...
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Couldn't agree with you more

Bell once asked me why I was not with them:

I told them, offer an affordable unlimited plan (of which they do not even have to begin with) and I might consider it...
They have called me like 5 times and every time those stupid indianos sorry if i am being racist they close the phone when i ask them why no unlimited from Bell.
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I already signed a while back, currently where i'm located only shaw has decided to drop their caps slightly while Telus is currently not charging UBB. I'm currently with telus and they are one of the large telecom companies who has stated they will not charge for UBB. But honestly in Canada you never know since they are all full ****. I hope they don't change their mind and start charging for overage uses.
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Disgusting. This is one of those situations where I would actually applaud little kids like anonymous DDoS'ing CRTC and Bell...
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