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Harper is a good man, right?
Harper is a sociopath. I'll believe it when I actually see him do something useful. So far all he's done is give massive tax breaks to large corporations, increased prison capacities, put in new laws for minimum mandatory sentences, prorogue our government when the accusations for what happened in Guantanamo Bay were directed his way, and spend over a billion dollars on imprisoning 900 Canadians for peacefully protesting against the Economic devils of this world.

He has no interest in shortening his bribes, so him "saying" he's gonna do something has none to little legitimacy. I'll believe it when I see something happen. He could have stopped this ages ago and it's been happening for years. My parents pay $50/month for high-speed cable (8mbs, not that fast) with a 20gb cap in Montreal, QC.

I'm in the small town of Thunder Bay, ON now and with Tbaytel I get 8mbs with unlimited bandwidth for $16.25/month. Independent is the way to go, Big business can eat me.
Edited by murcielago585 - 2/1/11 at 5:57pm
    
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post #202 of 306
60gb to 2 gb. THANKS ALOT ROGERS.
Luckily I called them though and I get 15gb plus faster internet for the same price. Props for that.
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post #203 of 306
Had 20go combined limit for years (Québec) finally changed to 30mbps and 100go (now 120go)
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With my satellite internet I can get a maximum (theoretical) or 93 Gb per month.
And it's so freakin' slow.

The internet seriously needs to stop being considered a luxury resource; it's practically a necessity nowadays! This is like cutting people off from their only source of water!

Correction: I can get a maximum of 9.3 Gb per month.
Edited by MC-Sammer - 2/2/11 at 7:57am
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I pay almost $60/month, it's unlimited as far as i know, but only 5-6mbs. I'll take quantity over quality in this case.
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60gb to 2 gb. THANKS ALOT ROGERS.
Luckily I called them though and I get 15gb plus faster internet for the same price. Props for that.
But they're still fundamentally screwing you over. No offense, but it's customer's such as yourself that allow these companies to get away with highway robbery.
 
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Only if they own the backbone of the network. Otherwise i'm severely mistaken.
Every ISP in Canada is running off of a Bell or Rogers backbone which means we're boned!
    
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Every ISP in Canada is running off of a Bell or Rogers backbone which means we're boned!
Not in Quebec and it's a chance we have Quebecor monopolizing internet and TV and phones with Videotron .

At first I hated them but now I see them more as a necessary bad in this time .
    
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60gb to 2 gb. THANKS ALOT ROGERS.
Luckily I called them though and I get 15gb plus faster internet for the same price. Props for that.
But do you still have the same cap?
A 2 gb cap would be eaten up incredibly quick.
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With my satellite internet I can get a maximum (theoretical) or 93 Gb per month.
And it's so freakin' slow.

The internet seriously needs to stop being considered a luxury resource; it's practically a necessity nowadays! This is like cutting people off from their only source of water!
I feel your pain. My parents have sat Internet and it was horrible when I lived at home. It's $90/month for "theoretical" 1Mbit connection, but since they throttle basically all the time you actually download at like 10kb/s most of the time.
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