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Originally Posted by serge2k View Post
fewer people than texas in 14 times the area.
Stop spewing nonsense.

Texas = 25MM

Canada = 36MM

I have sent emails and I'm already avoiding Bell like the plague (voting with my wallet).
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What really p**ses me off is that, this goes viral 3 days before it takes effect. I knew about it weeks ago and told everyone I know... Reaction: Awww come on, that'll never go through.
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What really p**ses me off is that, this goes viral 3 days before it takes effect. I knew about it weeks ago and told everyone I know... Reaction: Awww come on, that'll never go through.
It goes in effect March 1st.
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While the population density in Canada is dwarfed by Texas, it still has ~10m more people according to Wikipedia. 96.3 people/mi^2 vs 8.3 people/mi^2. I'm willing to bet a lot of the 'last mile' costs are subsidized (as they are in the US IIRC). To be honest this just seems like a grab for money.
I actually didn't check the population, just assumed the previous poster was correct. but 11 million more in 14 times the area then.

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Originally Posted by jigglylizard View Post
Stop spewing nonsense.

Texas = 25MM

Canada = 36MM

I have sent emails and I'm already avoiding Bell like the plague (voting with my wallet).
No.
    
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It goes in effect March 1st.
Really? I read that for Shaw customers it takes effect Feb 1st.
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Really? I read that for Shaw customers it takes effect Feb 1st.
Well, sucks for Shaw customers then lol This ruling was basically just in regards to wholesale customers (aka the smaller ISP's) and it starts March 1st for them. I guess Shaw & Bell were planning this for awhile so they had enough time to prepare.
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I guess Shaw & Bell were planning this for awhile so they had enough time to prepare.
Yeah, Shaw had a "Beta Test" in Edmonton a few months back. REALLY? a test, as if everyone is going to embrace this.

Now my American friends really mean it now, when they say: Canada, first World Country... Third World Internet (or is it even 3rd world? I think you can get better plans in Nigeria. Hmm... maybe 5'th).
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Sorry Canada & good luck! And here I thought the FCC sucked (which they do).

It's unlimited, if you don't use it.
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This is utter trash, i will set buildings on fire if this goes through.
I'll 2nd that thought.

But in all seriousness - if things in the US go this way, I'll have no choice but to start leeching wifi from wherever I can get it *ashamed*. No way my wallet can support my 250gb+ monthly internet diet. Really anyone who streams netflix or any video on a regular basis is going to be screwed hard by metering.
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Any Canadians here watch George Burger talking with Kevin Oleary on CBC this evening?

...and his golden comment on the article in the national post. This man is a pitbull - it's about time we see someone with the balls to call out and intellectually rape the incumbents. I can't wait to see him chew through a few more debates.
    
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