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Big Telecom foot soldiers have been in the media saying that YOU are just being emotional, and that you don't understand what you signed when you signed the Stop The meter petition. This is elitist, condescending, and outright insulting.

At the same time broadcasters and cable companies are meeting in Ottawa to hash out a plan to deal with online services that are "competing for customers".
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Thankfully indie ISPs Acanac and Teksavvy have agreed to provide some matching funds if we raise $15,000 in the next 48 hours. Please help us get there: Donate now at http://openmedia.ca/drive
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Even though I live in the US, I donated to help Canadians fight the oppression.
 
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I dislike what Shaw and Bell is doing D:
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who and who?
you mean Terrance and Phillip right?
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post #4 of 10
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who and who?
you mean Terrance and Phillip right?
I believe those are the major cable companies in Canada.
 
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I just donated as well. Screw Conglomerates e-e
 
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post #6 of 10
I dont understand. As far as i know, Shaw is completely against usage based billing, and state on there website, that even though they have limits on there packages, when you go over they dont charge you.
Last month i used 350GB and i have a 100GB limit, and didn't get charged.
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While you are still able to view your Internet usage through MySHAW. There will be no usage based charges until we have reached a decision on this matter at the end of the consultation period."

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I dislike what Shaw and Bell is doing D:
I guess they don't consider Shaw a major company. Unless Shaw just recently changed there mind:
http://www.vancouversun.com/Shaw+bac...226/story.html
Edited by zelix - 2/22/11 at 10:32am
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*snip*
Shaw is certainly for UBB but after so many protests they backed down. If they could get away with it, they would.

Donated $20 earlier today.
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who and who?
you mean Terrance and Phillip right?
lol
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Even though I live in the US, I donated to help Canadians fight the oppression.
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1. Unleash the creativity and ingenuity of Canadians.
Eh?
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post #10 of 10
Shaw is just being smart - waiting for the throngs to abandon their crappy Hell and Fraudgers ISPs. Shaw is only a penny ante operator around here, and is limited to some small neighbourhoods. Shaw isn't in Toronto - so the media doesn't consider them to be a player.
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