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nigrunze
March 18th, 2009, 01:37 AM
Bell Canada just filed new tariffs for wholesale DSL including Usage Based Billing.

512 Kbps/s 2GB bandwidth cap $1.875/GB over
2 Mbps/s 20GB bandwidth cap $1.50/GB over
5 Mbps/s 60GB bandwidth cap $1.125/GB over

http://www.crtc.gc.ca/8740/eng/2009/b2.htm

There's an ongoing thread in TekSavvy's forums about this.

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r22084387-Bell-files-a-half-assed-tarrif

Kingsley
March 18th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Wow, that's bad. I easily go over the 2 GB mark everyday.

Onoskelis
March 18th, 2009, 03:57 AM
Good thing I'm in Western Canada. The ISPs here in BC are pretty good, and Telus owns the infrastructure.

I find it funny that as the years go by, our internet is actually getting slower and more resrictive.

jpeddicord
March 18th, 2009, 04:08 AM
Bell Canada just filed new tariffs for wholesale DSL including Usage Based Billing.

512 Kbps/s 2GB bandwidth cap $1.875/GB over
2 Mbps/s 20GB bandwidth cap $1.50/GB over
5 Mbps/s 60GB bandwidth cap $1.125/GB over

http://www.crtc.gc.ca/8740/eng/2009/b2.htm

There's an ongoing thread in TekSavvy's forums about this.

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r22084387-Bell-files-a-half-assed-tarrif

That is terrible. I thought my 512k sucked to begin with, but at least I don't have a cap. 2GB? That's worse than the Verizon "unlimited" 5GB limit.

tgalati4
March 18th, 2009, 06:49 AM
According to Bart Simpson:

"Though physically impossible, that simultaneously sucks and blows."

nigrunze
March 18th, 2009, 12:18 PM
That is terrible. I thought my 512k sucked to begin with, but at least I don't have a cap. 2GB? That's worse than the Verizon "unlimited" 5GB limit.

You think that's bad? Videotron (Quebec's cableco) has a 2GB bandwidth cap on it's lowest package (600kbit/s / 128kbit/s) as well. But the overage fees are... wait for it... $7.95/GB over with a monthly billing limit of $50. But at least they don't throttle unlike Bell and what they do to their wholesalers.

mips
March 18th, 2009, 01:30 PM
You think you have it bad? I wish I could pay those rates compared to what we pay over here, cheapest about $7/Gig.

CrazyArcher
March 18th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Hmpf, all of a sudden I don't conisder my net connection all that bad... Over here my 1.5M costs ~$25/month (both ISP and infrastracture) with no traffic limit. The ISPs however intend to impose bounds on the rampant P2P users and limit the traffic, but those plans are still plans, as of now. I don't log my traffic, but my estimate would be around 20GB/month.
My 1.5M is nowadays considered the lower bound, the highest speed available to consumers is 8M through ADSL and 10M through cable TV, costing all in all around $75 AFAIR.

marco123
March 18th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Wow. Over here (U.K) I get 10 Mbps and a TV package with most of the channels for 25, and that's completely unlimited although I think they throttle your speed back after you've downloaded 5GB in a day. 10 Mbps is the slowest package Virgin Media do in my area, some areas get 50Mbps.

Cheers, Marco.

Edit: And it's constantly in the news over here that we are lagging behind the rest of Europe.

Kareeser
March 18th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Teksavvy customer here.

The only reason why Canada's slowly shooting itself in the foot is because the regulatory agencies are powerless and easily influenced by the very same companies they're trying to regulate.

The CRTC is supposed to keep Bell Canada in line, but it is often the other way around.

CrazyArcher
March 18th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Wow. Over here (U.K) I get 10 Mbps and a TV package with most of the channels for 25...
Now that's sweet. Not as psychotic as in Korea or Japan (I think those people have personal optic fibers :D ), but very nice nevertheless.

MaindotC
March 18th, 2009, 10:45 PM
Greed just never stops growing. How I would love to do something to those who practise it.