Hi fellow Canadians (and everybody else too),
Here is a news article that will make a hole in your wallet :
The federal government is being formally asked to overturn a CRTC decision that will force smaller internet service providers to charge similar usage-based fees as Bell, Rogers and Shaw.
Jean-François Mezei, a Montreal-based computer consultant, filed a petition to the Governor in Council late Wednesday, asking the government to overrule an October decision by Canada's telecommunications regulator.
That ruling gave Bell approval to implement usage-based billing on its wholesale customers, mostly smaller internet service providers that rent portions of Bell's network to re-sell to customers through their own retail internet packages.
Full article : CBC News - Canada - CRTC's internet billing decision appealed
In the days where everything, more and more, get downloaded over Internet (talking about legal
offers here) like games, movies and series get purchased
and downloaded at the cost of several gigabytes, they are putting us a cap to make us use LESS the Internet. If you use it to play online games, download LEGAL
games, stream a purchased
HD movie and download purchased
music, you are gonna pay from your wallet a lot. This concerns ALL ISPs in the country. For exemple : Shaw, Bell Canada, Rogers, Videotron (Qc; My ISP) and all the wholesale distributors. This doesn't include your family's usage of the Internet using your home network!!
If you want to help, there is a petition here :
OpenMedia's : Stop The Meter On Your Internet Use | OpenMedia.ca
Share with your friends!
With this thread, I want to discuss LEGAL things. Not the opposite.