Originally Posted by Atomfix
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
Oh it could be worse. But at this point we are going backwards,
Not only that but this is just more anti-competitive monopolistic BS that the government does NOTHING about.
Originally Posted by dontpwnmebro
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.
I already cut my shaw service.
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.
No, the CRTC spends their time making sure we have to listen to 35% Bieber, Nickelback, Celine Dion, etc... on the radio.
oh, and banning money for nothing. I mean, the song has been on the air for 25 years, but it offends people now!
Originally Posted by Petey1013
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.
Bell: we want caps
Bell: WOOHOO $2.00/GB and 25GB cap
Government: People say, no. You can't do that bell.
Bell: Okay... $1.50/GB and 35GB cap.
Originally Posted by KittensMewMew
I sat and reflected on this for awhile, and came to the conclusion that this law isn't the problem, but the monopoly of the large ISPs is. The way we pay for internet needs to be restructured, but this isn't the way. This allows the big ISPs to charge ridiculous prices, which hurts the smaller competitive ISPs, which hurts the consumer.
I think the cost of the internet should be as such:
$10- slow connection- 1mbps
$20- medium connection- 10mbps
$30- fast connection- 30+mbps
$0.10-0.20 (10 to 20 cents) per GB downloaded.
This is absolutely reasonable. The students in my neighbourhood torrenting mad amounts of pr0nz, music, movies and shows get a slap on the wrist and the older people who don't download anything get cheap internet. The pricing for speed should stay tiered, and the amount you download per month should be charged at a reasonable rate.
For example, I download about 30-50GB of data per month by using Steam, downloading maps for games etc, and would want the fastest connection possible so I don't get lag in games. ISPs would be well within their right to charge $50-60 a month for that in my opinion.
For one of those houses with 6 separate people living in it downloading about 150GB per month, yes, their bill should be significantly higher, but not prohibitively so.
$1.80-2.00 per GB is outrageous. But charging per GB is not.
You just said you doubled the 25GB cap using steam.
Oh but it's all the pronz.
How about all those horrible horrible people who want ot use netflix? Inconsiderate jerks, they should pay 6 dollars for an on demand movie provided by bell(overages)/rogers(overages)/shaw(overages).
oh and paying per GB is still BS at 5 cents per. They want to give me a 15Mbit connection then I should get a 15Mbit connection. If their network can't handle it then don't sell me it.Edited by serge2k - 2/1/11 at 11:51am