I regularly pull 10 GB down and about 5 GB Up in 24hrs without notices… but then again, I pay for one of the top tier packages as a result of my use.
If these sorts of things are real operational problems, then why are ISPs selling and marketing services that are outside their abilities to provide? (eg: unlimited bandwidth) and if this is legitimately true, why then do these products constitute sustained, profitable growth during a recessionary period? (Further agreement to AlanB's price gouging statement)
The CRTC claims to be pursuing a course that allows for market forces to play more of a role in the industry. While at the same time, and from the same article, the CRTC acceptance of this deliberately takes the knees out of all of the smaller competition. In actuality, this enables the big three to maintain a skewed competitive advantage sanctioned by the regulator. The big three execs, which govern the CRTC in part, also maintain working ties with their former employer whom have also given consent for their employees to take CRTC postings. (A link to this info is in my previous postings) I don't see how this isn't anti-competitive behavior… but then again, if you're all buddy-buddy with the group that is supposed to be watching for this, who the hell cares? Rabble! Rabble!!
Also. for a good read and recap; (just be sure to grab your tinfoil hat) One person's fight against the CRTC and it's 'corruption'.