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Internet Billing changes March 1st...

Jan. 31, 2011, 12:57 p.m.
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So. What was wrong with the current system?

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Jan. 31, 2011, 1:03 p.m.
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So. What was wrong with the current system?

rich fat cats aren't making enough dough?

nobody is this dumb.

Jan. 31, 2011, 1:03 p.m.
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Moar monies are wanted by corporations already doing quite well seems to be whats wrong with the new system.
I guess they're pissed that some folks use more bandwidth than others and are not paying a premium for usage. Reeks of Socialism.

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Jan. 31, 2011, 1:17 p.m.
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Moar monies are wanted by corporations already doing quite well seems to be whats wrong with the new system.
I guess they're pissed that some folks use more bandwidth than others and are not paying a premium for usage. Reeks of Socialism.

Socialism? :lol:

Jan. 31, 2011, 1:46 p.m.
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rich fat cats aren't making enough dough?

this combined with more corporate tax cuts and they'll be able to hire lots more employees, right? aaaahahahahahahahaha

Jan. 31, 2011, 1:56 p.m.
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this combined with more corporate tax cuts and they'll be able to hire lots more employees, right? aaaahahahahahahahaha

lots more employees in offshore call centres.

Jan. 31, 2011, 2:04 p.m.
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lots more employees in offshore call centres.

gold!

Jan. 31, 2011, 2:10 p.m.
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Moar monies are wanted by corporations already doing quite well seems to be whats wrong with the new system.
I guess they're pissed that some folks use more bandwidth than others and are not paying a premium for usage. Reeks of Socialism.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9rCc4SZNSI

Jan. 31, 2011, 2:19 p.m.
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Moar monies are wanted by corporations already doing quite well seems to be whats wrong with the new system.
I guess they're pissed that some folks use more bandwidth than others and are not paying a premium for usage. Reeks of Socialism.

You're being teh fuhnay? rite?

I don't see how having Telecom Execs, in highlevel positions at the CRTC, being able to 'regulate' the industry in the public's best interests.

Keep in mind that after their posting at the CRTC, which is usually sanctioned by their employer in the first place, some go back to their former positions, with almost all going back to the telecom industry that they started in.

Screw political influence from the industry minister, that right there is the perfect definition of Conflict of Interest.

I think by socialism, what you mean is Corporate Fascism

Please, someone prove me otherwise.
(truly, if I have this wrong, do explain)

Jan. 31, 2011, 2:53 p.m.
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I'll worry about this when and if I get affected by it. I download my fair share of movies and am always using my connection for something. I've never had a warning letter from Shaw. IIRC, this will impact only a small percentage of users.

5 years from now I might be concerned as more and more media is put online - but until then? Meh.

This trip to Kelowna was definately an undertaking - Liam and I had been planning this project for 24 hours. We worked really hard to pull out all the stops in this video. We had slo-mo goggle shots; time lapses; pedal flips; outrageous product shots; unloading and loading the bike; walking through the field with your hand in wheat. At the end of the day this trip was all about just getting out and riding with all my friends.

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Jan. 31, 2011, 3:14 p.m.
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I'll worry about this when and if I get affected by it. I download my fair share of movies and am always using my connection for something. I've never had a warning letter from Shaw. IIRC, this will impact only a small percentage of users.

5 years from now I might be concerned as more and more media is put online - but until then? Meh.

Valid, but by then, it will be too late to affect any real change back to how things were.

Jan. 31, 2011, 3:17 p.m.
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5 years from now I might be concerned as more and more media is put online - but until then? Meh.

slacker.

Jan. 31, 2011, 3:26 p.m.
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While you may not be worried due to not receiving a warning so far you may want to reconsider.

I have definitely gone over a few times and have never been contacted. Also these high limits are not guaranteed. This is just the start of a new billing concept that could become more restrictive in the near future. It's probably got a lot to do with them wanting to curb torrent users who, like me, are over burdening their system. Still though at well over 100$ a month retail charges for TV and internet you would think that you are entitled to as much as you can use.

Jan. 31, 2011, 4:43 p.m.
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Look at recent news that AT[HTML_REMOVED]T is being sued for data over billing, even billing when smart phones are turned off

This actually happened to me earlier in the year. Had sent my phone away for a repair in the US and it was gone for over a month. SIM card was sitting on my desk that whole month. When I checked my data usage online it showed i had used a couple of hundred mb. Called Rogers and they promptly had it removed. I watch data usage pretty closely now.

Also speaking as someone who uses Netflix as one of their primary content providers, any data cap sucks. Really badly. Remember part of this is ISP's doing this now when the average consumer doesn't care that much, in preparation for the near future when almost all media content will be delivered via internet. Then they'll be raking it in, by offering ' special deals' on higher data caps.

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Jan. 31, 2011, 5:14 p.m.
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I was just thinking of the "netflix" thing and how it might effect their "unlimited movie watching" for 8 dollars a month.

I just signed on with telus optik tv and Highspeed internet ( because i managed to get one HELL of a deal for the next 12 months and NO contract! I pay less than switch900 does for his internet alone.. and I get tv too 8) ) I dont even watch the tv bit, but I'm a gaming fiend, and I do a lot of youtube stuff ( mainly for guitar lessons) so I use quite a bit of bandwidth. but I still dont come close to my 100 GB cap. so I'm not too too worried about the cap thing.
In Quebec, my father is an internet hound, and there is no cap there but they are allowed to "throttle back" your speed if they consider you to be using too much bandwidth.

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups

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