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[Ars Tech]200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered Internet

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Metered Internet usage (also called "Usage-Based Billing") is coming to Canada, and it's going to cost Internet users. While an advance guard of Canadians are expressing creative outrage at the prospect of having to pay inflated prices for Internet use charged by the gigabyte, the consequences probably haven't set in for most consumers. Now, however, independent Canadian ISPs are publishing their revised data plans, and they aren't pretty.
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Completely insane.
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Yeah, I don't think any Canadians are going to just allow this to happen. The petition is currently 167,000 strong and rising by thousands by the hour.
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25Gb cap? Really? This month I've past 300Gb, and that's just with Steam and iTunes. My sympathy
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Ridiculous, i'm lucky that where I live right now that Bell Aliant offers unlimited data, switched from Rogers for this reason..
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This is utter trash, i will set buildings on fire if this goes through.
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Yeah, I don't think any Canadians are going to just allow this to happen. The petition is currently 167,000 strong and rising by thousands by the hour.
Is this an online petition I can sign up for?
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Dam still stuck on 100gb cap net here in Central Oregon.
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Look on the bright side. Nobody wants to move to Canada anymore.
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Parliament resumes today, so every Canadian should be urged to write their local MP's to express their outrage over this.

File complaints with the CRTC:
http://crtc.gc.ca/

Sign the petition:
http://openmedia.ca/meter
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Look on the bright side. Nobody wants to move to Canada anymore.
Canada is a wonderful place to live. But this is just ridiculous.
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