[kwlug-disc] UBB comes to Teksavvy

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 08:38:11 EST 2011


Lest anyone thing Bell Canada is too hard done by, keep in mind the
Government of Canada handed them their monopoly by providing them free
right-of-way to lay their copper on private lands all across the
country.  If you're a free market purist, you should be demanding they
pay rents.

What the government should have done is broken up Bell to prevent it
being both a wholesaler and a retailer.  It's an obvious conflict of
interest that a state-sanctioned monopoly shouldn't be allowed to get
away with.

Darcy.

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:21 PM, Darryl O'Neill <ldoneill at golden.net> wrote:
> Too many Linux users looking for Free as in Beer internet.
> I am not a big fan of Bell or Rogers,  but I am glad no one tells me that I
> have to sell my services to my competitors at fixed prices independently of
> how much  of my services are consumed by my competitors.
>
> Given the price of cable, gas, food, living, I am not seeing unreasonable
> rates listed for internet usage.
>
> Can we end the back and forth on this soon.  This email discussion is
> killing my UBB costs :-)
>
> Darryl
>
>
> unsolicited at swiz.ca wrote:
>>
>> On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 02:40:52 -0500, Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 02:22:49PM -0500, Kyle Spaans wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Other options appear to be a company called EyeSurf?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Glad to see this discussion on the list.
>>>
>>> My question is, does anyone know of any ISP that will automatically
>>> disconnect your line for the rest of the month when you hit the limit,
>>> instead of charging "insurance" or an additional fee?
>>>
>>> The additional fees seem excessive, and I'd rather not have to even
>>> worry about them.
>>>
>>
>> Don't know of any, not sure I'd want them to - unless they could pick the
>> nature of the traffic. (Not sure I even want to have that discussion with
>> them, either!)
>>
>> You might check your router and/or torrent client for some useful setting.
>>
>> IIRC, for me it's $2/GB over the cap, max'ing out at $25/month.
>>
>> So, if I'm going to go over, and can allow smtp, www, and the like, I'm ok
>> with that. I doubt those few would cost me more than the first $2. (I
>> don't
>> do streaming, and VERY little You Tube.)
>>
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