[kwlug-disc] UBB comes to Teksavvy

rbclemen at gmail.com rbclemen at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 20:03:10 EST 2011


This is, in my opinion, the root of the problem. The free market would solve this problem. If a service is to expensive, find an affordable alternative. The CRTC, which is controlled by a board of which 80% of the members are former employees of either Rogers or Bell, has eliminated viable competitors on their behalf. 

Brent
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On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:46:53 +0000, rbclemen at gmail.com wrote:
> As of 2008, internet service in Canada was at least 25% more expensive
> than EVERY OTHER technically competent nation. As much as 80% more than
> some. 
> 
> The problem isn't that Bell can charge whatever they want for their
> services. The problem is that every viable alternative that could
possibly
> compete has been squashed by either Rogers or Bell manipulating the CRTC
> into either making startup impossible, or in Look Communications case,
> mandating that the cost of the service must be more than 50 times more
> expensive than it needed to be.

Ah. Thanks for that reminder - had forgotten that. Which, as a statement
in and of itself, is pretty sad - that I had forgotten about it. As in it's
'normal' now. Or again.

> Bell don't have to care about small DSL resellers. I don't believe they
> ever did. They get most of the money with none of the tech support,
billing
> and collections headache. This is far larger

AFAIK, they never did. It was the CRTC that mandated they resell, and do
so with fewer restrictions than Bell wanted.

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> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] UBB comes to Teksavvy
> 
> On Sun, January 30, 2011 5:26 pm, Chris Irwin wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 02:22:49PM -0500, Kyle Spaans wrote:
>>> I got an email last night from Teksavvy telling me that as of March 1,
>>> my internet will be Usage Based Billed: 25GB monthly bandwidth
>>> cap at $1.90/GB for every GB over the cap...
>>
>> That email also mentions several "Insurance" plans, also set by Bell &
>> approved by the CRTC.
>>
>> An additional 120GB cost $15/mo. So my internet prices will have gone
up
>> almost by 50%.
> 
> That doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Is the irritant the amount, or
any?

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