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You know that in Canada, like over 90% of the population lives within 100mi of the U.S. Border. The rest is just wasted space with nobody in it.
I did not know that, thanks.
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It seems like Bell Canada ordered it's call center in India to spam the CBC news site with nonsense like this:
cirruscloud47 wrote:
Posted 2011/02/02
at 8:22 AM ET
You must know that band width is not unlimited. Streaming videos takes huge amounts of band width and those that download tons of data should pay for it. If unlimited use is free it will be abused and we will all be paying extra for it.
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I feel like the best stand against this would be for everyone with Bell to either not pay their bill for that month or switch to Teksavvy or another ISP for a month or so. The change isn't until March right?
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For once, I'm not complaining about the state of ISP's in teh UK.
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It seems like Bell Canada ordered it's call center in India to spam the CBC news site with nonsense like this:
cirruscloud47 wrote:
Posted 2011/02/02
at 8:22 AM ET
You must know that band width is not unlimited. Streaming videos takes huge amounts of band width and those that download tons of data should pay for it. If unlimited use is free it will be abused and we will all be paying extra for it.
Too bad it costs an ISP around 1 cent to send 1GB of data to a persons house, they want to charge $2/GB. Not to mention not all of it is continously downloaded, isps have caching servers that store frequently downloaded materials, so theoretically all they have to is download the video once, store it and send it to your house via their network.
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It wasn't even a "test". I signed up for Shaw two years ago when I moved out to Edmonton, and it was for the 250GB-cap Extreme package. I NEVER, repeat, NEVER got a single note, phonecall, letter, message, courier, pigeon informing me that I was part of a "usage test" and that my cap was being reduced to 175GB.

I currently use 350GB legally a month, because I have three people in my household, and we all use Netflix/surf/game/etc. I receive the bill from Shaw in a couple days, and will be calling up to cancel once this new plan is put into effect. I will not be paying what I owe them either.

I only see it as fair. Cut my service and charge me more? I don't think so.
Are you legally allowed to do that?
post #237 of 306
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Are you legally allowed to do that?
If you enter into a contract and they change the terms of that contract then you are allowed to exit it early.

Just like how when british gas or any electricity company increase prices you can refuse to pay the new price and leave, without inuring any penalties.

It's rare that people do though.
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Jeez. This is the beginning of a problem we'll all have to deal with at some point. The only way to stop it is old school, civil unrest. We'll all ***** and moan via petition, but they know all of us are hooked on the net hardcore. We'll pay, in the end, unless we get a little crazy.
    
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I'm late to the party but wow, 25GB. This sucks for our Canadian brothers. A nice little preview for the folks that think tiered internet would be cheaper. I literally hate every ISP out there. You wouldn't even BELIEVE the story about why my connection has been working on and off at 1/6th of its capacity for the last year or so and what the "problem" was. If there was a way to steal broadband, I would do it in a heart beat. I would jack it and then max out the connection with 100 torrents 24/7. Then I would steal it for all of my friends. Then I would mail a picture of goatse to the ISP. Actually, I might do that last part anyways. I mad.


The telecos: the only companies in the world that don't have to legally give you what you payed for.
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