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sheeesh......comcast is looking better by the minute
    
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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.
What are you talking about? I still buy products that are worth the money, but when the companies decide to get greedy and overcharge for a mediocre product. How many games out there that are $60+ do you think are worth the pricetag. 10% at best. If these companies decide to screw us over by over-charging for a service that is defiantly not worth the money, I am going to say screw you.
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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.
canadians ******* paid for the infrastructure that bell is charging us for!
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canadians ******* paid for the infrastructure that bell is charging us for!
That's what happens when you do not have basic infrastructure nationalized. I'm just saying

Private power means that they can cut you off. Private water means that you can be cut off as well from access to water. Would you consider those to be basic essentials for living today? Surely at least water must be...if somehow you can take electricity out of the equation.

I will never understand why here the basic services such as water, power, and telcom are not 100% government owned and run.

I have nothing against having the market with private sector offering these services as well, but basic access should be guaranteed to everyone.
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This is disgusting...
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this was on the news the other night. I have an old bell contract so I don't fall under these rules, but if I ask for an upgrade from my 700KB/s download speed this law will affect me
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Yeah this is a shame. I use to have unlimited but due to cost cutting I am now on a 40GB download limit..it is really hard to stay under that sometimes and its a £1 per GB you go over also. Not cheap really.
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From my position up on the hill I have a decent connection to 12-15 wireless networks. 4 are usually open, 6 have WEP, and the others are secured.

I broadcast my own network, but its secured. Also, Eastlink currently offers 30mbit/2mbit for 70 a month, but they say they will implement a 250GB/month cap with $1/Gb over. Thats one of the best caps yet, but still.

However anyone on the Eastlink 30 might want to note that the fine print on there website says that the 15mbit/1mbit line will NOT be capped. Only the 30/2 and 100/5 mbit lines will recieve the 250cap.

my neighbors better smarten up or else there overage bills are gonna be insane.

If I get capped I might have to drop down to the 15/1 line.
    
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i got DSL, but its 15mpbs. i pay $45/mo and have unlimited data. no contract. WHAT SUCKS is i know it wont last >< the world is gonna be a fun place with carbon taxs and cell phone style internet.

ive averaged 250-300gb per month for over 2 years ><
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Go Egyptian on their asses! Really, the world really needs a few (hundred) revolutions or so. Too many incompetent, retarded, moronic, imbecile and corrupt politicians in power.

Those muppets make an absolute monarchy/totalitarian state look almost not bad by comparison
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