Originally Posted by Boyboyd
Only if they own the backbone of the network. Otherwise i'm severely mistaken.
Actually, they pretty much do, the other, smaller ISPs are basically gateway-access-service resellers, in place to actually put some competition on a market where there's none, and they did up to these very moments.
Originally Posted by jck
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.
Of course ads count
But there's more: Bhell Canada basically throttle some protocols, like P2P, during "peak hours" (read from 6 am to 2 am), and well, the packets dropped due this throttling have to be redownloaded, and basically count twice, even if you only got them once... Thus, if you use Bittorent a lot, you can get your monthly usage up 20%-30% more than what you actually downloaded, and what your router stats tells you.