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Ow. I hope the Canadians Give these isps a taste of what's good for em. Might help stop this cancer from spreading.
As a Canadian, and a hopeful one at that (I signed the petition too) I have to be realistic and say that nothing will probably come of it and this will become the new norm. We just aren't known for fighting the system. People are in general too complacent and disinterested. They simply do not care enough to care and the government just does what they please. Hell, in BC we're getting our electricity hiked by 10% each year for the next 3 years minimum to what effect? So we can pay for unpaid bills from California? It is certainly not for clean-energy improvements of which we have none.

The system is broken but nobody cares to fix it. End of story.

A decision of the magnitude as this was on part of CRTC should have never been allowed without a referendum. One thing I do wonder though is how business will cope with this, especially smaller hospitality and tourism businesses that offer free WiFi as part of their service to their clients? Their rates will end up astronomical.
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bandwidth fraud is about to skyrocket. all those individuals with open networks (there's 5 in range of my apartment). sh** is gonna hit the fan when people start to see their bills.
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Food is certainly not a right, as there are millions starving.
Then go hunt for food. There are plenty of birds flying around.
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Then go hunt for food. There are plenty of birds flying around.
hunting will become illegal at that point.
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bandwidth fraud is about to skyrocket. all those individuals with open networks (there's 5 in range of my apartment). sh** is gonna hit the fan when people start to see their bills.
That's just another problem. Anybody running an open wireless network, or a poorly secured one will be in major trouble. I need to do an audit on my Telus router just in case. Not used for anything but their TV service but I do not want it broadcasting itself or for that matter using any form of wireless signal. My DIR-628 is secured.
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i think us canadians need to head to bell/crtc head quarters and light it up Egyptian style!
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I have a 60gb cap and I find it utterly ridiculous. If this happens, I will definitely look into investing into a modded modem. The same thing will happen to me that happened to video games. Having an xbox360, i got tired of paying $60 for mediocre games, so I decided to pirate all games except for ones worth the $60. If games where $30, I would not pirate at all. So pretty much, give me decent internet at a decent price and I will pay. Give me crappy internet at a ridiculous price, I will not pay.
This is a prime example of why things are the way they are today. A modified modem is just as illegal. I hope they come down on your hard.
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There are less ppl in canada than all of Texas. Is it really that hard to provide uncapped internets for them? Seriously?
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There are less ppl in canada than all of Texas. Is it really that hard to provide uncapped internets for them? Seriously?
That's not the issue. The "issue" is that they want to price gouge and they have been given a green light by the CRTC to do so without any ability for the people to speak up against it...it's a simple as that. Even if this by some chance ends up being reversed (unlikely) many will pay a lot in the meantime and the money will never be seen again by those that had to front it on account of this ludicrous decision.

Corporate greed at its finest.
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So, we may have relatively slow speeds, but we don't have the hugely expensive capped plans most places do. I'm on a £7/month ($11/month) for an unlimited 8mb/s line. I think you'd be hard pressed to find better than that from US ISPs (oh and I live in the middle of nowhere )
I pay 72 a month for 12mb/1mb from Comcast.... And of course, whatever they feel like capping me at a month (they won't say what the cap is, until you go past it, then they shut you off).

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