[kwlug-disc] UBB comes to Teksavvy

Colin Mackay zixiekat at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 09:11:58 EST 2011


I'll post this verbatim.  This is Acanac's response to UBB, which includes
one free shipment from zazeen.com, in which you can download as much as you
want to a virtual PC, ship them a hard drive and they'll copy the data
(encrypted) and overnight Fedex it back...  Wow.  Fedex takes over the
internet?  What's the latency on that connection?? :P

Dear Acanac Customer,

The CRTC just decided to allow Bell Canada to charge independent ISPs, like
Acanac Inc., what's called "usage-based billing"(UBB)on our customers.

This means that Bell will force us to pay usages fees similar to those that
Bell charges to its own retail customers, when you exceed certain limits.
Bell and other Big Telecom companies are obviously trying to gouge
consumers, control the Internet market, and ensure that consumers continue
to subscribe to their television services.

If we do not fight this you will have no choice but to pay MORE for LESS
Internet. This will crush innovative services, Canada's digital
competitiveness, and your wallet.

250,000 people across Canada have already signed the petition to stop these
companies from charging you more. Signing the petition automatically sends
Industry Minister Tony Clement an email. This is our best chance to stop
usage-based billing.

Please Sign the Stop The Meter petition at: http://stopthemeter.ca/ Please
also help us spread the word to your friends and neighbors.

Please make your voices heard. If we don't stop UBB, as of March 4th, 2011,
 Acanac will make the following changes to accommodate the charges that will
be FORCED on us and subsequently you, our valued customers:

Ontario Residential 5Mbps DSL Plan:
First 25GB at up-to 5Mbps. Beyond 25GB your speeds will be reduced to
100Kbps with unlimited transfer.

If you wish to remain at up-to 5Mbps, you can buy an additional 100GB of
transfer for $9.95 per month. Beyond 125GB, speeds will be reduced to
100Kbps with unlimited transfer.

Quebec Residential 5Mbps DSL Plan:
First 60GB at up-to 5Mbps. Beyond 60GB, your speeds will be reduced to
100Kbps with unlimited transfer.

If you wish to remain at up-to 5Mbps, you can buy an additional 100GB of
transfer for $9.95 per month. Beyond 160GB speeds will be reduced to 100Kbps
with unlimited transfer.

Ontario & Quebec Residential MLPPP DSL Plans:
Same as above but multiply it by the number of lines you have. If you have 2
lines or Home 10Mbps in Ontario, you would get 50GB included and you can buy
an additional 200GB for $19.90. Once you reach your allocated transfer, your
speeds will be reduced to 100Kbps per line with unlimited transfer.  In this
scenario you would have a total of 200Kbps after 250GB of usage.




What if the transfer options above are not enough?

Priority number one is to sign the Stop The Meter petition at:
http://stopthemeter.ca/

In addition to signing the petition you can use an Online PC as a bypass to
the imposed usage-based billing on you by Bell and the CRTC. In partnership
with http://www.zazeen.com/, you can continue downloading at over 1TB or
1000GB a month for as little as $23.95 per month.

How does this work?
Instead of downloading your data directly to your local computer, it is
downloaded onto your Online PC located in our DATA Center. Your Online PC is
connected to multiple Fiber optic lines capable of over 30Gbps or
30,000Mbps. This will bypass the Bell copper lines and the imposed
usage-based billing.

Once the Data is downloaded onto the online PC how do I get it to my local
computer?

Secure overnight DATA Shipment.

Step One:
Copy or move the Data that is to be shipped into an encrypted file container
that only you have access to. (Provided within the Online PC)

Step Two:
Ship Zazeen a SATA Hard Drive with enough capacity to hold your encrypted
DATA content. If you ship a hard drive that has more space than your Online
PC, we can hold on to it until you fill it up completely. With Hard Drives
currently passing over 2TB or 2000GB, you can continue to download without
 any additional UBB fees.

Step Three:
Zazeen will now copy your encrypted data onto the supplied Hard Drive. At
this point, we will ship it overnight via FedEx: Acanac subscribers get 1
free data shipment per month.
More info at http://www.zazeen.com/Data-Shipment.html

Click below for an in depth video presentation of Zazeen's Online PC
service. http://www.zazeen.com/Zazeen-Intro/Zazeen-Intro.html

Bandwidth Transfer tracking:
On Feb 20th, 2011, Acanac Inc. will have a new Internet usage section in the
Management Area of our Web Site located at
https://www.acanac.com/Login-Section.html In this location you will be able
to pre-purchase additional usage blocks and check your daily bandwidth
usage.

Once again please DO NOT FORGET TO SIGN the Stop The Meter petition at:
http://stopthemeter.ca/
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