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i live in Quebec and dont want this for sure i pay with videotron 90$ for a 150Gig per month with 60mbps
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post #142 of 306
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Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post
Fair enough, But what I'm trying to say is. You should be lucky that you alraedy have fast enough speed's, While some people are stuck with slow bizzare speed's like I have
we have fast connection that what makes think harder because that more easy to go up the limit per month so either way we are egual.
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no canadian here with these crappy plans is going to cut off their services in protest because that would mean no more internet. all ya'll gonna just go to 4chan and try to ddos your isps or make some online petition that has absolutely no effect irl whatsoever.
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Won't this only work if every provider does it? The way i see it if there's one ISP who offers 250 GB at full speed for $50 a month or something, they stand to make as ass-tonne of money.
But it doesn't work that way, since Bell and Rogers how have the right to levy their fees upon the other ISPs. The only way it can be broken is for Bell or Rogers to break their pattern of collusion, and start a price war. Pretty much all of the Internet, except for a few portals run by and supported by the Universities, ends up back in Bell or Rogers - and they can now levy whatever charge, and rewrite any contract, as they see fit.

Of course, this was done without bringing any laws into place - it is nothing more than dictatorship without representation, Mubarak style...
post #145 of 306
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But it doesn't work that way, since Bell and Rogers how have the right to levy their fees upon the other ISPs. The only way it can be broken is for Bell or Rogers to break their pattern of collusion, and start a price war. Pretty much all of the Internet, except for a few portals run by and supported by the Universities, ends up back in Bell or Rogers - and they can now levy whatever charge, and rewrite any contract, as they see fit.
Only if they own the backbone of the network. Otherwise i'm severely mistaken.
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Here's a big question I have:

Is the metering based on packet/data type?

If not, then every web ad on every webpage you go to is costing you money. There has to be something under Canadian law preventing you from being forced to accept data you didn't request then being made to pay for it.
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Here's a big question I have:

Is the metering based on packet/data type?

If not, then every web ad on every webpage you go to is costing you money. There has to be something under Canadian law preventing you from being forced to accept data you didn't request then being made to pay for it.
Nope just on how much you use, like electricity.
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Won't this only work if every provider does it? The way i see it if there's one ISP who offers 250 GB at full speed for $50 a month or something, they stand to make as ass-tonne of money.
That's what the recent CRTC ruling does. It forces all smaller ISP's who basically all lease the infrastructure from the 2-3 big companies to charge the same insanely overinflated fees as them.
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Here's a big question I have:

Is the metering based on packet/data type?

If not, then every web ad on every webpage you go to is costing you money. There has to be something under Canadian law preventing you from being forced to accept data you didn't request then being made to pay for it.
Lol do you actually think that they thought that far ahead? Most of the commissioners are 60+ years old.
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ya damn ive always wanted to move to canada, i told myself "Its ok, we know they have slower internet, but thats fine right?"

Now.... I could never pay per usage especially if it is slow. Good Bye Canadia..
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