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I think this goes to show you guys are actually worse off :O
Well, yes and no. It's a rough decision, but Parliament is already raging about it. Compare a regulatory body that is unduly influenced by corporations to a judiciary that decided that corporations can make unlimited political donations, and I don't think we come off all that badly. At least we officially acknowledge that there's a problem, even if the end result is probably about the same.

Funny thing, though: as I tried to rage some more about the internet situation an hour ago, my internet went down. It seems to be my router, but it certainly made me wonder!
Edited by MrDeodorant - 2/1/11 at 11:52am
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They pretty much own the backbone, after they purchased what remained of UUNet, and most of the interconnections, at least in Ontario. The only exception that I know of is in Huron county, where they have their own network (that is fiber optic), a few independent Bell system operations like in Dufferin county, and in some institutions like universities, that have their own network connections to the US. Most of the cable services will end up being affected, because they all end up on Bell's backbone, at least in long haul regions, and the decision allows Bell to levy their charges on those operators.

The issue is not so much the charges for overages - the the blatant lack of competition, and the fact that these huge companies can choose to put their fists into your wallet, no matter what. And it is not just Internet, but the fact that Rogers and Bell have both bought up most of the non-CBC broadcasters, and can control content all around. This is something more than a simple monopoly position - but they they control the entire pie, with the exception of a few minute crumbs.
This is true, U of T (Where I am), are our own ISP, and have our own network.
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post #193 of 306
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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.
$40 would get you 800GB, seems fair considering right now people are paying $99 to Rogers for 175GB a month.
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The Prime Minister ordered a review of the decision:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1890567/
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The Prime Minister ordered a review of the decision:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1890567/
Harper is a good man, right?
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Harper is a good man, right?
No because it says he ll decide before March 1st. Meaning he wants to wait until people calm down, and then just let them get off the hook.
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Deregulate market.

Allow Comcast & AT&T to Crush the homeland ISP's.
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Lol someone try calling this number: 613-995-9001
Apparently it's from the industry minister Tony Clement, and you get a live person (one of his staff members) when you call. Call & complain!
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Lol someone try calling this number: 613-995-9001
Apparently it's from the industry minister Tony Clement, and you get a live person (one of his staff members) when you call. Call & complain!

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try calling this number: 613-995-9001

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9001
Indeed.
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Ridiculous, i'm lucky that where I live right now that Bell Aliant offers unlimited data, switched from Rogers for this reason..
I did the exact same thing, wondering what aliant will do? hope to hell we don't get meter's or at least get a decent 250-500gb limit lol.
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