Cutter wrote on Mar 27, 2011, 00:33:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 26, 2011, 22:15:
Cutter wrote on Mar 26, 2011, 19:44:Don't worry if bell gets their way with the CRTC, you'll have a 25gb cap in Ontario, and a 60gb cap in Quebec.
I've been using these guys for over 5 years now and they rock. No caps and if it wasn't for Bell I'd be getting better than the 5mbps I do now - they're getting 24 in Quebec. There are alternatives if you look for them. Oh yeah and that's $30 per month too.
Yeah, but they won't. They got shot down HARD on this. Even the politicians are smart enough to know this can cost them job going against the people on this one.
No, they didn't. When Tony Clement said he would overturn their decision, the CRTC took it back under review because when they do that, he can't overrule them until the review is complete. The CRTC is stacked with either big telco executives or gullible patronage appointees who know nothing about technology (i.e. the Chairman) and everyone knows the review is going to come back with the same decision. They were hoping an election would end up getting called that would remove Clement's ability to overturn the decision and what do you know, that just happened on Friday! All three major parties are officially against the usage-based billing practice but so far, they're all talk and no action. Follow OpenMedia.ca as they're the ones actually trying to mount a fight on this and make it an election issue. This is far from over.
Also, if you are on Rogers and affected by this, use it as an opportunity to switch ISPs. There are tons of alternatives, including a number of new cable ones springing up (i.e. TekSavvy, Acanac and soon EBox). If WoW is a major component of what you use your Rogers service for, you can probably use this issue and its delays in getting resolved as a legitimate reason to be let out of your contract if you have one. If you are aggressive on the phone, you'll be surprised what they give you.