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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Canadians and their Bandwidth

So if you live in Canada, you'll probably like to know that the  CRTC (Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission) is cracking down on bandwidth caps across Canada. Unlimited Internet packages are quickly becoming a thing of the past as usage-based billing for Internet services is set to take effect in March.

If you have Tech Savvy like some of my friends, you most likely already got a email form them explaining that your 200g cap is going to be reduced to 25g!! That is insane, what could you do with a 25g cap especially if your sharing internet with a roommate. Of course this cap can be upgraded, but at additional cost.


Anyway i think its really important that if this issue will effect you, you should take the time to sign this petition on openmedia.ca (http://openmedia.ca/meter)

33 comments:

  1. Already done. Calling my MP tomorrow.

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  2. wow that sucks. Unlimited internet will be missed

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  3. I can relate with AT&T and their cap here in the states..

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  4. thats stupid

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  5. oh shit. I feel your pain man. i go thru my bandwith pretty fast. I couldn't handle that much of a strain. I'd have to check it every day... and ah.. stop downloading so much uh.... soundcloud files... yah

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  6. Good post..

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  7. Wow that sucks, following you for more info!
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  9. there goes all of my canadian gamer friends.

    balls.

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  10. data caps should be illegal. i could hit 25GB in a day.

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  11. Wow this really sucks! Hope it doesnt spread to the U.S., although it most likely will...those bleeding money-seeking corporations.

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  12. Thus ended the age of internet pirates.

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  13. Interesting. Question: is the cap an arbitrary one or does it actually cost them a significant amount more money the more bandwidth you use?

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  14. I have a cap with Comcast, but I think its something like 250 gigs. Looking forward to what you post in the future; following. Click my name to view and follow my blogs!

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  15. Man, I had no idea that Canada was getting a cap in place. That's like the first bad thing about living in Canada I've ever heard of.

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  16. Damn that sucks. I have an 80gb a month cap at the moment which I always seem to be hitting!

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  17. Such a sad day for such a great country. Now is the time for Canada to step up its game, and fight for what it believes in.
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  18. o lawd thats terrible

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  19. That does suck, i use about 5GB a night with all the tv and movies i watch from my laptop :/

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  20. this reminds me i need to check out if there are any caps at my new provider. i refuse to give up downloading a gig of pron every day.

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  21. Owooo this is not cool man!!

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  22. Oh wow, I only have 60gbs to share with the family and it is no where near enough, 25gb would be murder...

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  23. I HOPE this doesn't happen to me! I'd be quite disappointed and would be forced to do the majority of my internet stuff at school!

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  24. Those greedy fucks will pay for their bullshit one day.

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  25. Oh snap, so glad I don't live in Canada. Following.

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  26. Poor Canada. That would suck to be limited.

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  27. In Australia you're a damn king if you have a 50g cap. 200g and unlimited plans seem like a dream to me now.

    World governments need to focus less on cracking down on the caps and building more broadband infrastructure with the large IT community that's growing. I dunno. Might just help the economy or something.

    Sounds like an Anti-E issue.

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  28. And thus begins the great bandwith wars.

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  29. Damn, i didnt even know about this! thanks for the heads up, i'll be signing the petition for sure

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