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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Canadian ISP Cut Monthly Data Cap 8 Times

Canadian ISP Cut Monthly Data Cap 8 Times

Canadian ISP Cut Monthly Data Cap 8 Times

Added: Friday, February 4th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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Canadian Internet service provider announced launch of new broadband packages for its Gateway Access Services subscribers designed in compliance with CRTC’s approval of Bell Canada’s plans related to usage-based billing.


Two months ago, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission approved Bell Canada’s demand to roll out usage-based billing for its GAS users. In connection with this event industry critics fairly feared that Bell Canada’s data allotments would then become default data allotments for everybody.

Meanwhile, the country’s Network Operators Consortium expressed its discontent with the ruling, saying that broadband providers there will fall under the Bell Canada’s usage-based billing criteria. Consequently, forcing ISPs to mirror Bell’s billing plans will kill the competition on the market, to the detriment of users. It turned out that Network Operators Consortium was right. Just after the expiration date of the CRTC’s 90-day delay, a number of broadband providers started rolling out bandwidth caps and higher rates.

One of the examples is Internet service provider TekSavvy. The representatives of the ISP announced that since it would incur extra usage-based costs to provide DSL High-Speed Internet to consumers residing in Ontario and Quebec, they decided to implement usage-based billing on all related services in those areas in March.

Now customers of the ISP can forget about the 200GB or even unlimited monthly data usage plans. Instead, they will face a 25GB monthly data cap, with the only option of 40GB of “Insurance” for an addition $4.75 monthly fee. This scheme can be extended up to 300GB, totaling to $55.00 extra monthly fee. However, such data allotments will expire at the end of each month, and here the broadband provider offers consumers a “Usage Vault” option enabling them to buy prepaid blocks of data in $10, $25, $50, or $100 caps if they exceed their monthly data cap. As for the prices, they are scary: Lite users will have to pay $2.35 per GB up to 300GB, while Premium users will pay $1.90 per GB up to 300GB. Both categories will pay $0.95 per GB after 300GB.

In other words, if you have exceeded your monthly cap and want to download or stream an HD film, it would cost you at least $5. No other example is needed to prove just how harmful to ordinary consumers the ruling of Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission appeared to be.

February 4th ,2011

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Date:  Friday, February 4th, 2011

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-02-04 15:43:02)
iwillkillall avatarand they say we are the pirates...!...robbing b******

posted by (2011-02-04 18:50:17)
No avatarOne thing that gets me is that ISP's can charge higher rates because of the way we use our internet (streaming/downloading) no matter how we use our bandwidth we should NOT be on a limit cap.

If there is so much going on about copyrights and how we shouldn't be allowed to stream or download yet our ISP's are going out of there way just to charge more for what we are doing.
So when does the line get crossed? Do we stop what we are doing and follow the rules? I THINK NOT! So where does this leave us?? Obviously out of our pockets... But shouldn't this be noticed by someone? So our ISP's are reaching new HIGH profit margins with this cap and where does this money go? Should that be noticed as taking from entertainment industry? Its all because of us the "people" taking something for free yet being charged one way or another.

So who is really in the wrong here?
Shouldn't we be taking action on our ISP's? But we as people hardly speak up as needed for our country or for what we need or want. We shouldn't always let things happen the way we do, but we always get caught up in our shitty lives and for what? So we can get taken advantage of? Honestly i think this world isn't given much to stand on anymore these days. Its all about your government and how they see it fit and NOT the people.

So who is in the right and who is in the wrong...? You tell me.

posted by (2011-02-04 22:21:32)
hoddi1 avatarIf i have to pay for TV (Via satellite) then i don't want advertisement !
If Bell gets payed by advertisers then let them (advertisers) pay for my TV !
That's called double dipping !

They want everything done through the internet (The banks want you to pay all your bills so forth) so why do we have to pay for everything.

posted by (2011-02-05 09:12:22)
COZ5 avatarThe pressure by Canadians has already caused the government to issue a review of the CRTC’s decision. Keep up the pressure everyone, keep informing everyone you know of the incoming changes. With a looming election the government has to act in our favor or risk loosing in the next election.

posted by (2011-02-06 16:02:32)
HOTROD_RP avatarI live in Quebec & there is a 40Go cap hear...extra 30Go cost $12.75/month....this foreign country sucks..lol

posted by (2011-02-06 20:18:18)
bgeorgiopoulos avatarThe problem with living in Canada is that most people do not stand up for what they believe to be right or in this case wrong. For example the Government what’s to introduce a HST to pay for extra spending during the economic downturn in the economy, people say OK. By not opposing or fighting it you are saying it's ok to do whatever the hell you like.
Another example is cell phone companies bill the person receiving a call as much as the person making it. What a load of crap, talk about double dipping.
Why do people put up with such nonsense? There is no fight in Canadians, non confrontational people who follow the course of electricity, which is the path of least resistance.
This is another example of how people of this country are being dictated too and them saying OK!


posted by Blocked (2011-02-07 09:06:21)
menahunie avatarInternet providers are using the same model cell phone companies are using.
Thing is ISP's are like a drug dealer; give away or sharply reduce the product ( internet Broadband access ). When you have a bandwide junkie hooked - them screw them.
Remember all those ads for "unilimited" usage for a flat rate? I do...
The problem is the ISP's reaped billions in profits and now have oversold the networks and refused to upgrade the networks so they are looking to blame their clients - you and I for this "problem"..

posted by (2011-02-07 13:19:35)
DEMONLORD avatarthat sucks, i have been to pa place in the us that only allowed 50 gb a month and was getting like $100 overage charge a month almost. like 1 said and we are the pirate's here? stand up for yourself canada

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