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Originally Posted by NrGx View Post
If you want things changed, take it to your local MP. Signing online petitions will do nothing for your cause.

Oh and Australia: 2.833/km2 density
Sir, you know not of what you speak. The online petition sent messages to the MPs of your area determined by IP address. This petition is also what Harper used to go against the CRTC.

It would be more appropriate if you said: you should ALSO go to your MPs. And sign and spread the petition to raise awareness. I did just that. I emailed SOOO many MPs.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2...t-clement.html

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Originally Posted by iMagi View Post
Sorry, ranting again.

Obviously this is 100% because they are scared of netflix and youtube. TV is dying because the internet is obviously a much much better medium. They just trying to cling on as much as they can, and prolong the inevitable.
First off, use the EDIT button instead of double posting. And if your first language isn't English, don't be offended, but I'm gonna correct you here:
They are just .



So ya, we win guys, but how many of the small ISPs will pretend we didnt win and just charge per billing useage plans anyway?
Edited by Bloodfire - 2/3/11 at 7:22am
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I'm paying here for 10MB/s Unlimited traffic 30$ per month, including everything, I'm getting over 500GB... really lame what's happening there.
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I'm paying here for 10MB/s Unlimited traffic 30$ per month, including everything, I'm getting over 500GB... really lame what's happening there.
Have you even read the posts in the thread?

Anyway, where do you live to get a plan like that?
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What I don't understand is if it's metered why is there a cap at all? Shouldn't it be "by the gigabyte"?

I DON'T UNDERSTAND.
The official explanation is that they charge the rate for every gigabyte, but the plan you buy entitles you to a certain amount of bandwidth for free.

Example:

Your plan is $30 for 25 GB. You use 50 GB, and they charge two dollars a gigabyte. When they calculate your charges, you pay $30 + (50 x $2) - (25 x $2), or $80. That is literally how it appears on your bill; your bandwidth cap is applied as a discount. Or, at least, that's how Rogers does it.
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So ya, we win guys, but how many of the small ISPs will pretend we didnt win and just charge per billing useage plans anyway?
And you think people would stay with the companies that go ahead with UBB? Unless every company does this, UBB is not really going to work. And that's why Bell tried to force the CRTC to force the small ISPs to charge the same fees as Bell & Co.
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NEXT!

We need to get better infrastructure. GO
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http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/a...usage-cap?bn=1


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“The ordinary users should not subsidize the heavy users,†the CRTC chair said.

Von Finckenstein argued that usage-based billing is a legitimate principle for pricing Internet services.

“We are convinced that Internet services are no different than other public utilities,†he said.

Von Finckenstein explained that the majority of Internet residential consumers already have caps.
Hmm. Idiot.
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Seriously, what did you expect from a man named Von Finckenstein. He even sounds like a super-villan.
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Maybe this is a anti-obesity program. Use internet less, stay home less, go out more and enjoy the sunshine.
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Maybe this is a anti-obesity program. Use internet less, stay home less, go out more and enjoy the sunshine.


    
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