Second Largest Canadian ISP Dropped Monthly Data LimitsAdded: Friday, July 30th, 2010
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The second largest Canadian ISP Rogers lowered limit on Internet subscription packages in some case by 60%, while in most cases reduction is from 25GB to 15GB. In addition, the overage fee per GB increased from $2.5 to $4.
The subscribers who sign up for broadband service after July 21st will face a reduction from 25GB to 15GB per month if they opt for Lite service, or a reduction from 90GB to 80GB per month if they choose Extreme service. However, the users who signed up before that date won’t be affected by the changes.
Besides drops in broadband monthly limits, the customers will particularly be upset because of the increase of overage fees, which rose from $2.5 to $4 per GB! This means that the user willing to download a DVD copy of a movie will have to pay $16 to the ISP for it.
John Lawford, an attorney for Public Interest Advocacy Center, a consumer group, believes that increasing overage fees is a good way to earn more money for the ISPs. It is motivating people to purchase higher-limit offers, which are faster though more expensive. In case you belong to those going to use the broadband for the video-streaming, Rogers will now make you pay more for it. That is a tough point where the ISP’s changes really hurt the subscribers’ wallets. As users now get used to stream more content in the Internet, that can cause easy surpassing of their monthly data caps.
As for the second largest ISP in Canada after Bell Internet, Rogers insists that setting new data limits will only reflect the changing behavior of the users, offering subscribers with higher demands the chance to opt for more speed while allowing those with lower needs to get lower priced tiers.
But, at $36 more per month the offer seems hardly to be any good for subscribers. For this money per month the users expect to get at least the data cap established before the changes in policy (25GB per month). Now the situation may develop two ways. The most predictable is the one where users are shifting to another ISP. But another one, less favorable for subscribers, is where Rogers is disturbing its new trend among other ISPs, which enjoy virtual monopolies, encouraging the service providers to increase prices and drop data limits as they like, with the only aim of maximizing their earnings, but having no concern for its customers.
July 30th, 2010Posted by:
Friday, July 30th, 2010
|posted by (2010-07-30 02:41:32)|
|Them darn greedy fat cats @ Rogers...|
|posted by (2010-07-30 05:53:12)|
|All this will do is make someone develop a way to steal internet a whole lot quicker. When will these people realise that by squishing torrent users in a corner we will only think smarter and out do them every time. Plus the other side to this is, if the ISP's are getting more money whats the bet studios will want some of it. ie they will be more likely to sue ISP's or strike a deal with them.|
|posted by (2010-07-30 23:50:03)|
|dump robbers cable for teksavvy cable currently 250gig limit|
|posted by (2010-07-31 05:32:17)|
|My package with Telus you get 80gb @6mb/s for $26.95|
|posted by (2010-07-31 16:12:09)|
|Rogers was the best when Ted Rogers was alive he ran a business that put the customers 1st, when he died that all changed for the worst. I'm another that got rid of rogers they ripped me off big time for phone and Internet. Rogers are thieves and I'm saving lots with Primus|
|posted by (2010-08-01 18:31:04)|
|That's the most absurd prices i have ever seen. To quote John Lawford, an attorney in this article, where he states the company is "earning". that's a joke, it should have said "Theft" would be way more accurate. I hope this company gets boycotted for this insult to the consumers using there services.||
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