[kwlug-disc] UBB comes to Teksavvy

Unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Jan 30 19:45:07 EST 2011


Are you sure your example is reasonable?

Isn't it more like the post office saying after the 100th letter delivered
to your house, there's a surcharge? (Which is what the courier companies
have been doing, and the post office for that matter, and airlines, for
some time now, with gas surcharges.)

If you are receiving many more bytes, shouldn't you pay more? (Without
video, it takes a while to consume a GB.)

On Sun, January 30, 2011 7:36 pm, rbclemen at gmail.com wrote:
> Sorry, meant to elaborate on that one but my Blackberry sent by accident.
> UBB is a vicious attempt to use one monopoly to leverage oneself into
> another. Or looked at another way, Bell is leveraging additional profit
> from every single service offered on the internet. It is absolutely the
> equivalent of Canada Post demanding a cut of every payment made on a bill
> that is mailed to a customer.
>
> To give one potent example, every Netflix.ca customer will be paying
> Netflix about 9 dollars a month, and Bell about a dollar per movie.
>
> Brent
> Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network.
> Envoyé sans fil par mon terminal mobile BlackBerry sur le réseau de Bell.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Unsolicited" <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
> Sender: kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org
> Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 19:27:00
> To: KWLUG discussion<kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
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> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] UBB comes to Teksavvy
>
> On Sun, January 30, 2011 2:27 pm, rbclemen at gmail.com wrote:
>> Co-location doesn't matter from what I hear. The charge will be for
>> anyone
>> using bell's copper. Yes it is unbelievably stupid.
>
> Don't mean to be provocative here - guess I'm just uninformed.
>
> Why is UBB "unbelievably stupid"?




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