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http://www.montrealgazette.com/busin...053/story.html

Please dear Lord, make the cabinet over turn this decision.
PS: CRTC website is down for me too. I would so not be surprised that someone is DDoS'ing it HA!
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PS: CRTC website is down for me too. I would so not be surprised that someone is DDoS'ing it HA!
Hmm, yes, sounds like it, eh?

But I kind of doubt it has any effect, it's not like if it was important or something, sadly.
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Hmm, yes, sounds like it, eh?

But I kind of doubt it has any effect, it's not like if it was important or something, sadly.
Yeah the other thought I had is that they took it down themselves so that no more complaints can be filed.
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Can anyone get on the CRTC website? I'm starting to wonder if they got DDOS'd.
was thinking the same thing lol
    
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Oh well, can't even play my Battle.net games anymore due to throttling, don't need the extra bandwidth when I can' use it.
    
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I just wanted to make a note to you guys in the states.
To me, this is bad, but it's not the worst thing that could happen.

To me, Net Neutrality is much more important.
Sure, your landlines are safe, but because Google caved (to Verizon?), traffic shaping for mobile networks is acceptable under the agreement.
That actually worries me a lot more.
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On the petitions website an article has just been posted saying that the Liberals are behind us in stopping UBB.
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Its an anti-competitive act by Bell Canada. It's no coincidence that their application to cap bandwidth amounts on independent ISP's (TPIA - third-party internet access) that use "their" infrastructure just happened to be at the same time NetFlix started offering services here (unlimited movie downloads for $8/mo.)
Bell has recently started their own fibre-optic network and offers TV over it (called FibeTV). Obviously, allowing TPIA's to offer "unlimited" data plans would cause Bell to potentially lose money from subscribers NOT using FibeTV. Interestingly enough, Bell admits that any bandwidth used by FibeTV is not applied to the subscriber's overall bandwidth usage. (Hmmmmmmmmm)

I had considered switching from Rogers (cable internet) to Bell's Fibe, but not after this. In addition to signing the petition, contacting your local MP's, and filing complaints with the CRTC, Canadians can also make their voice known with their wallets. As much as we love to bash Rogers' network, Bell and TPIA DSL-based users should switch to a cable-based ISP. TekSavvy resells access through DSL and cable, and while they are currently being forced to cap on DSL, they still offer unlimited bandwidth on their cable service (15down/1up - $54.95/month).
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Very true

Although from what I've read, AT&T was turning a profit but it kept being eaten away by massive taxes and all sorts of surcharges for being non-Canadian, just like Foreign vs Local Tuition for students. I'm not sure about the latter though. What I do know is that for an area that has less population then some states and a lot more regulation it wasn't worth it staying in Canada. It was better for them to just invest in there own infrastructure in remote areas, improve service and go after more market share.


So solution for Canadians or permanent residents like me is to support someone politically who will deregulate markets to some extent and allow major U.S. players to enter the game.
lol AT&T? I'm sure everyone would have loved ****ty 3G service.

How about having real regulation instead of having having a government agency like the CRTC, which is suppose to protect us regular citizens but instead gets hijacked by conservatives and ex-bell and ex-rogers employees who still have ties to their old jobs.

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On the petitions website an article has just been posted saying that the Liberals are behind us in stopping UBB.
Liberals have always been pro-net neutrality and everything related to it. Shame people only find out when its too late.
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Moving to the US won't help much, I'm sure this will be happening within a year or so here most likely.
No it won't. There are over 3000 ISPs in America, and contrary to popular belief, the large ones like Comcast can't bring the hammer down on a whim.

What separates the US from other countries are our interstate laws. There are rental contracts in place with smaller ISPs and local governments, and breaking them becomes extremely complicated since the infrastructure crosses state lines.
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