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Postby Revla » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:43 am

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A-Ha-Ha! You are as PRESUMPTUOUS as you are POOR and IRISH . Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS .

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Postby Syroln » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:12 am

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Postby Argagarg » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:23 am

oh revla you so crazy

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Postby Kguku » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:00 am

I think you just got achievement points for that.

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Postby Revla » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:35 pm

Kguku wrote:I think you just got achievement points for that.

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Postby remagi » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:11 pm

Honestly, if this happens in the US I'm fucking out of here. You guys should be too, if it survives there.

This is positively the beginning of the end for you as a player in the modern world economy if you let it happen. It's like saying right as road systems were catching on that you would charge tolls on every mile. Completely batshit insane. Some of the comparisons are hilarious; based on available rates and charges, simple math examples exists where a spread spectrum set of 56K analog modems is cheaper *and* higher throughput per day. Welcome to 1992.

It's nice to know though we're not the only country who's politicians crawl right up the ass of a big business, take a deep breath, and think "oh yeah this is the life baby, I'm staying right here".

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Postby Kguku » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:42 pm

Apparently Harper (our PM) is going to be discussing things with the CRTC about it. What's funny is that in 1995 I not only had better speeds on my cable modem (10Mbps both up and down GG), there were no bandwidth limits and I could dick around on peoples Windows network because people had their windows workgroups wide open, it was great!

I get usage billing, totally understand the need for it to create better and larger networks and the likes, but milking people at $2/gb overage charges is asinine, and having 60-75gb caps per month is ludicrous.

I have a feeling this shit will be quashed, sort of, but the existing stupid limits will stay and be enforced by idiots like Bell/Rogers/Shaw. Telus, who went that route in the past, found out that they bled off customers pretty quickly so even though they have caps listed, they never charge overage.

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Postby Luhed » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:03 am

Just protest in the streets and maybe they will shut down your internets like egypt.

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Postby scarboar » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:41 pm

People flipped out up here and it doesn't seem like it is going to happen anymore but you never know when it comes to shit like this. I'd be shocked if they don't manage to squash it.

I would probably get an Italian passport and move to Europe if it did happen.

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Postby Kguku » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:50 pm

Scarboar who is your current provider? If you are with either Bell or Rogers then welcome to UBB, as they already have started their charging and will continue to with that practice unless there is some major customer backlash.

As a whole I don't think Canadians are really against UBB, however the big boys want their cake and to eat it too with high connection costs + ridiculous overage fees, and what people are against is gouging.

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Postby scarboar » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:41 am

I've been with Teksavvy for a couple of years now. Just switched to their cable, it's pretty champ.

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Postby Kguku » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:38 am

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/13/atan ... rage-fees/

Suckers. We are spreading our UBB plague to you guys.

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Postby remagi » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:12 pm

Luckily AT&T isn't controlled and/or condoned by the government, and there are other choices. So we can tell them to fuck off with a big middle finger!

Although the people affected are mostly not going to hava a clue/care, because if you are still on DSL...lewl.

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Postby Prybutok » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:11 pm

I guess Comcast has been limited to 250gb/mo. for some time now, except there are no overage fees they just warn you once then cut you off for a whole year.
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