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Old 01-28-2011, 11:27 PM
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The story aired on CTV tonight.

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/SciTech/20...cision-110128/

Wow...does Canada NOT want to compete in the global community? I mean, with more and more business being conducted online, the cost just continues to go up.

Talk about 1 step forward and 2 steps back...like allowing Netflix in Canada, and then allowing the above action by ISP's...

http://business.financialpost.com/20...nadian-future/

Here's the petition:

http://openmedia.ca/meter
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:05 PM
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test test test
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:13 PM
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Well...having trouble posting a message...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...1887223/page1/

I was trying to highlight part of that article and post a quote here, and the server won't take it.

Anyway, the part I was trying to highlight is on page 2, where a web site developer says that clients are taking to hosting their sites outside of Canada, and my opinion on that is...Do we want to drive business OUT of Canada?

Odd behavior here, getting the same "406 Not Acceptable" message.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:10 PM
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Well...having trouble posting a message...

Odd behavior here, getting the same "406 Not Acceptable" message.

Seems to be when the server is busy, you have to post in only a few lines and then just edit in more.



But on the article. I use Flashblock for firefox, as it stops flash Ad's/presentations from automatically loading/playing. And an Ad blocker. Saves on bandwidth usage.

At least Telus is not hopping on the bandwagon. So many new western customers to harvest from the other two.

A couple of ISP's in the States did try usage based billing, but when they had another provider in the same area, the 'test' got killed real quick. But if only one high speed provider is in an area, the local may get usage based billing. In Canada you have a conspiracy between Bell and Rogers and Shaw. And with the CRTC decision to kill the smaller companies(profit margins) that lease bandwidth off of the big providers, competition is sent packing. It costs 4 cents or less per GB to provide bandwidth and even NetFlix says it costs 1 cent per GB for bandwidth in viewing.


Check out the new FAP on Wireless for March. hmmm, UBB starts on March 1 for some of these companies. Xplornet must of known the future.
But there must be many a back door deals with companies and the CRTC. How else could Bell be allowed to use DPI(for throttling) to violate privacy laws to scan other companies traffic that runs over Bell lines.
From Dec 12th, 2010.
http://www.xplornetsucks.com/forums/...ead.php?t=1200


By the way. Cloud computing? It is not for people on limited GB plans. Only people who are not on restricted plans would create Cloud Computing, as you are constantly sending data back and forth to do things.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:53 PM
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Some good news here, possibly.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1890567/
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:57 PM
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http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories...illing-110202/
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:29 AM
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I still think Measurement Canada should be involved. The CRTC is a puppet of industry. This whole debacle is evidence of that.
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xplornet, telsat, 1 Mbps package

myxplornet test speeds 90% of the time; 205 kbps down and 20kbps - 40kbps up. I have a 16yo in the house, we live in the FAP zone. 50,000kb and we are fapped. 10 Gb / month max

no alternative, no regulation, no one to complain to
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