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There is nothing idiotic about his sentiments. Just because it doesn't suit you doesn't mean he is wrong.

I don't think my national healthcare tax should apply to smokers either. They're not very happy about that either though.
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I agree with his point about non-users not subsidizing heavy users. If you use a lot, you should pay for it. I would whole heartedly support a system where you paid 20c per GB or something.
"non-users"? Why the hell would "non-users" have Internet?! They are NOT using it! You mean light/average users.

And no, light/average users are not subsidizing heavy users because the light/average users are already being ripped off. So yes, he is wrong and you are wrong too.

And no, 20c is disgustingly overpriced for something that practically costs nothing.
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I agree with his point about non-users not subsidizing heavy users. If you use a lot, you should pay for it. I would whole heartedly support a system where you paid 20c per GB or something.
Okay I can come to terms that if bandwidth was a reasonable price then charging per gb via would make sense (20c is too much, they would be still making 18-19c per gb for doing NOTHING. 5-6 cents i would accept).

However they do not want that for two reasons. They are already making millions off the current system (and now they will be making even more money for nothing) and they do not want netflix streaming to be popular online so they create these insane caps so people will be forced to get television services and rent from bell directly. And to that they can go **** themselves.
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I don't know how late I am to the party, but the Canadian Government said this bill will be removed, either the CRTC has to do it themselves, or the Government will forcefully have it removed. Metered Internet is not allowed in Canada.
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I don't know how late I am to the party, but the Canadian Government said this bill will be removed, either the CRTC has to do it themselves, or the Government will forcefully have it removed. Metered Internet is not allowed in Canada.
They delayed it by 60 days, because there might be a spring election. if there is one, and the CRTC doesn't make a decision before the election, then the feds won't really care to overturn it because they are in "power" anyway.
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I don't know how late I am to the party, but the Canadian Government said this bill will be removed, either the CRTC has to do it themselves, or the Government will forcefully have it removed. Metered Internet is not allowed in Canada.
Metered internet has been there since 2006 and the final decision on this issue will be announced in may. It's not final that it is canceled yet.
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The problem is this isn't about bandwidth costs at all. The isp's in this country also own tv stations, and sell tv programing. They don't want consumers to use things like netflix and youtube, because it cuts into their profits from cable tv etc.
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Metered internet has been there since 2006 and the final decision on this issue will be announced in may. It's not final that it is canceled yet.
Metered Internet has never been in Canada. I live here, I've had the internet since 1994 or so, and a cable modem since 1998, there's no metered internet here.
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Metered Internet has never been in Canada. I live here, I've had the internet since 1994 or so, and a cable modem since 1998, there's no metered internet here.
Yes there is.
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Yes there is.
Explain with proof.
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Explain with proof.
http://www.bell.ca/shopping/en_CA_ON...ils?promo=true

http://www.shaw.ca/en-ca/ProductsServices/Internet/

http://www.mts.ca/hsiwsc/Consumer_HSI.html

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