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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..
Actually we have faster internet then the USA. They just make us pay a lot for it. But that's besides the point.
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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.

Lol do you actually think that they thought that far ahead? Most of the commissioners are 60+ years old.
Thanks, i didn't know about the CRTC ruling. I know it's not always possible but they should stop using the infrastructure.

I forsee a similar thing happening over here in the next 18 months or so, sadly. BT (who own all the phone lines and most of the exchanges) start Metering their internet. Virgin media start providing unlimited (as they often provide the cable or phone line).

Shame i hate both companies.
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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.

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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.
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.
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I live in Florida and this makes me rage and want to sign a petition.
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Look on the bright side. Nobody wants to move to Canada anymore.
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post #156 of 306
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Thanks, i didn't know about the CRTC ruling. I know it's not always possible but they should stop using the infrastructure.

I forsee a similar thing happening over here in the next 18 months or so, sadly. BT (who own all the phone lines and most of the exchanges) start Metering their internet. Virgin media start providing unlimited (as they often provide the cable or phone line).

Shame i hate both companies.
This will not come to the UK, BT would get owned by other company's.
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Originally Posted by xXjay247Xx View Post
This will not come to the UK, BT would get owned by other company's.
I really hope so.

Don't forget they own the vast majority of exchanges though.
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I really hope so.

Don't forget they own the vast majority of exchanges though.
Yea, but just think of the amount of people who will switch to vigin if this happens, plus BT are currently losing the battle for landlines, as most people are also switching to virgin, sky.
However if that idiot David cameron decides to make it so that all providers have to be metered, expect more riots!
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Yea, but just think of the amount of people who will switch to vigin if this happens, plus BT are currently losing the battle for landlines, as most people are also switching to virgin, sky.
However if that idiot David cameron decides to make it so that all providers have to be metered, expect more riots!
Hip-hip a freakin' horray. I'm already with virgin, but in a remote area so still ADSL.

Would i be right in saying that cable internet and FIOS are completely independant from phone-lines? (at least, as far as the exchange)
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Hip-hip a freakin' horray. I'm already with virgin, but in a remote area so still ADSL.

Would i be right in saying that cable internet and FIOS are completely independant from phone-lines? (at least, as far as the exchange)
I would say that is correct, but im not that great with phone lines, plus I hope BT tries this, as I want to see them die in a Fire.
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