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Bell internet.
2MB up, 800Kb down.
$34.95. 2gigs $2.50/per gig.


I might aswell live in a virtual world if its going to cost more than mortgage and car payments.

Internet is the biggest rip off other than gas here in Canada.
Yet Canadians seem to be content and simply accept the Duopoly that exists between Bell and Rogers. The simple fact is that Jamaica as an example has slightly worse Internet than Canada however their infrastructure is being modernized whereas ours is underused. Let me tell you this in Toronto in the 1990's Telus laid out Fibre Optic hoping it will someday be used. It remains unused to this very day because of the Duopoly and the anti-competitive practices in place. The Fibre Optic even is referred to as 'Dark Fibre' because it remains unused hence the 'Dark' designation. This isn't even mentioning the UBB or the Throttling that Bell and Rogers use on their lines through 3rd party Contractors.
Edited by 45nm - 4/19/11 at 4:02am
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Fellas I do feel sorry for you since you've had unlimited plans for years but we've never had them... and the way the NBN is looking we may never getting them, and we're getting fibre and the option for gigabit speeds!
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Fellas I do feel sorry for you since you've had unlimited plans for years but we've never had them... and the way the NBN is looking we may never getting them, and we're getting fibre and the option for gigabit speeds!
We don't have them here in Canada (at least, not through major companies).
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We don't have them here in Canada (at least, not through major companies).
Those Unlimited plans do not exist anymore after the introduction of Usage Based Billing. Now it's based upon an 'Insurance' plan where you pay additional for exceeded bandwidth from the allocated cap. I believe one of the worst parts about Canadian internet is the lack of a sufficient upload speed. The download is absolutely atrocious but the upload suffers even more so.
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I don't see any reason it shouldn't be pay per use. It's like electricity... should we all pay the same electric bill despite having vastly different usages?

And you might argue that an electric company can enable/disable electric generators at will to meet demand, which is mostly true, but an ISP must put in place infrastructure to support higher demand, which is kind of like permanently "switching on" another generator. In order to cover those costs, they should up the bill of those who are consuming the majority of the bandwidth that caused them to have to do an infrastructure upgrade in the first place.

Give me internet with:
$0.10/GB downloaded
$10 base fee each month
50/10 speeds.

...and I'd be a happy camper.
Well yeah, most of us would. But it's more likely to see:
$1.00/GB downloaded
$29.95 base fee each month
20/2 speeds.
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Those Unlimited plans do not exist anymore after the introduction of Usage Based Billing. Now it's based upon an 'Insurance' plan where you pay additional for exceeded bandwidth from the allocated cap. I believe one of the worst parts about Canadian internet is the lack of a sufficient upload speed. The download is absolutely atrocious but the upload suffers even more so.
Ever heard of teksavvy my friend

They offer unlimited plans... Using Bell's lines
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Ever heard of teksavvy my friend

They offer unlimited plans... Using Bell's lines
Yes they do. However they haven't updated their web page post-Ubb and therefore their Unlimited plans are outdated/obsolete simply because their plans are no longer Unlimited post-Ubb.
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Yes they do. However they haven't updated their web page post-Ubb and therefore their Unlimited plans are outdated/obsolete simply because their plans are no longer Unlimited post-Ubb.
I'll have to ask my friend this (he was on their unlimited plan) how things are now... Let me get back to you on that!
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Updated OP. Go check out the link to the AT&T forum discussion thread on this subject.
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Yes they do. However they haven't updated their web page post-Ubb and therefore their Unlimited plans are outdated/obsolete simply because their plans are no longer Unlimited post-Ubb.
Just got a confirmation from him: Still unlimited

There are not out-dated.
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