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this is ******* bull****
get the **** out of here with capped internet
w/e
good thing im a student, so ill just download all my **** at the university
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TekSavvy..? Never even herd of it.
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wow. having a 2mbps internet(without cap)here in manila doesn't sound too bad now
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I think it's silly.

How will this effect companies in Canada whose gaming systems are hosted there, such as Ubisoft? Their businesses will be affected due to some customers not being able to afford higher rates and dropping gaming...leading to job losses. It will also effect things such as Netflix, Hulu, etc., unless there are exceptions for specific types/sources of data (which I saw none off-the-bat).

This is just a big hoser move. I hope you folks in Canada rebel and throw the idiots out of office that passed this.
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Canada is a wonderful place to live. But this is just ridiculous.
This! This decision is beyond retarded. 25gb is not enough especially in the modern day.
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Ridiculous, i'm lucky that where I live right now that Bell Aliant offers unlimited data, switched from Rogers for this reason..
Just wait until Bell fires up their presses - and you get smacked with a 10GB cap, fully throttled and packet inspected. My wife's parents just got their notice, and on their plan, they care chopped down to 2GB/month, and their "speed" is going to be throttled to 100kb/s during "peak hours" of 8am to 2am.

Canadians are going to be jammed on this one, because most providers are thinking $1-1.50 is appropriate, per GB, while at the same time, the refuse to upgrade their networks to real Fiber Optic.
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Unlimited internet is not a right . The companies have a right to charge for it as much as they want. Protesting is pointless. You don't like their internet? Don't subscribe. Problem solved.
Edited by Heret|c - 1/31/11 at 10:36am
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Unlimited internet is not a right . The companies have a right to charge for it as much as they want. Protesting is pointless. You don't like their internet? Don't subscribe. Problem solved.
Nah, rather protest.
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Unlimited internet is not a right . The companies have a right to charge for it as much as they want. Protesting is pointless. You don't like their internet? Don't subscribe. Problem solved.
Internet aren't preveilges these days,it IS a right and a must have essential tool for any class citizen.You can't do your daily essentials, the biggest one,E-commerce.
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This is utter trash, i will set buildings on fire if this goes through.
Get your lighter, it's already done.

Already cancelled our shaw service and moved to telus.

Dropping the cap by 40GB a month and then charging $2.00/GB in overages.

Monopolistic BS. (well oligarchy I supppose).

This is just the latest example.

A while back a company called Novus started offering fibre access in new buidlings being put up in Vancouver. Speed was comparable to high end shaw (20/10) for a decent price and options to get much faster.

Shaws response was to start offering 9.99 internet ONLY in those buildings.

As far as I'm concerned these companies are all monoplistic scum and the CRTC is just as guilty. Fire em all. Bring in people who actually have the goal of levelling the playing field and ensuring that Canadians don't get screwed.

Actually, I wonder what happened to that fire the CRTC petition.
    
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