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Not sure whether it's a standard response but I just got a call from one of the newspapers about my letter to the editor saying "Alright, let's see if we can get it published for you"
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Sweet, yeah there was an article in the Globe this morning about Clement looking into this. Hopefully our government actually does something right for once and squashes big telcos influence. I'm not holding my breath though.
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IMO it will inscrease piracy. who wants to have to pay for something and then pay to DOWNLOAD it as well??!
I tell you, there will definitely be along the border. I can see Canadians setting up with American friends to network bandwidth share off US ISPs.

God knows, I'd help setup wireless stuff if I lived up there. The bandwidth throttling and caps do nothing but mean more profits for the telco. Not like they're having to increase bandwidth now.

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Sweet, yeah there was an article in the Globe this morning about Clement looking into this. Hopefully our government actually does something right for once and squashes big telcos influence. I'm not holding my breath though.
I hope they do too. It's a bad precident.
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edit: ^^i didn't do that so i'm not entirely sure how accurate the math is
The sad thing is, you can't download 160 GB in 24 hours in my neighbourhood. It's not only cheaper, it's faster.
Edited by MrDeodorant - 2/1/11 at 10:07am
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The sad thing is, you can't download 160 GB in 24 hours in Canada. It's not only cheaper, it's faster.
Actually you could do it in less time then that, although I'm not really sure what this post is in relation too. Rogers offers a 50mbit package, 50mbit =6.75MB/s = 405MB/min = 24.3GB/hr. Which means it would take you about 6.5hrs to download 160GB on that package.
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Actually you could do it in less time then that, although I'm not really sure what this post is in relation too. Rogers offers a 50mbit package, 50mbit =6.75MB/s = 405MB/min = 24.3GB/hr. Which means it would take you about 6.5hrs to download 160GB on that package.
Derp, don't know what I was thinking. I haven't been able to get a package at more than 10 Mbit, but that doesn't mean nobody else can.
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The sad thing is, you can't download 160 GB in 24 hours in Canada. It's not only cheaper, it's faster.
Videotron offers a 120mbps connection, you can probably come close.

My videotron 60/3 just got updated today to better speeds...(was 50/2) I don't understand why they would be giving me more if this was coming. They also increased my bandwidth from 100gb to 125gb. it's an expencive connection ($80/month) but if I payed $2 per gig, it would be upwards $200/month for sure.

I hope this doesn't go through, it's ridiculous. I need my internets and a lot of it. In a world where you can get free wifi almost anywhere, this doesn't make sense.

Posted on my iPod using [b]free[\\b] wifi at YVR
Edited by Benladesh - 2/1/11 at 9:31am
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I'm all for paying per GB, but only at reasonable rates. I'd pay the same amount per GB that I pay per KWH for electricity, if that was all I was charged. 300 GB @ $0.08 EA = $24. Yeah, I could live with that.
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I'm all for paying per GB, but only at reasonable rates. I'd pay the same amount per GB that I pay per KWH for electricity, if that was all I was charged. 300 GB @ $0.08 EA = $24. Yeah, I could live with that.
Yea, this would honestly be reasonable. Except they also want to charge you line fees, and speed fees, and who knows what else they'll come up with next.

They'd probably commit comercial suicide doing that though, as they realize only 1% of their customers use bandwidth anywhere near enough to equal their current billing rates (or the price per GB would explode anyway, and we're back to square 1).
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Yea, this would honestly be reasonable. Except they also want to charge you line fees, and speed fees, and who knows what else they'll come up with next.

They'd probably commit comercial suicide doing that though, as they realize only 1% of their customers use bandwidth anywhere near enough to equal their current billing rates (or the price per GB would explode anyway, and we're back to square 1).
These fee's aren't regulated, unlike electricity, so they can charge you whatever they want. That is the problem with this UBB plan. Really all the government has to do is say "Ya usage based billing is fine, but the max you can charge for overages is 5 cents a GB." That would put and end to this fiasco.
Edited by Dman - 2/1/11 at 10:05am
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