[kwlug-disc] UBB comes to Teksavvy

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 30 20:15:24 EST 2011

Of course UBB is not stupid, just devious.

As Brent says, it was just lobbying to limit what the users do with their 

Think about equipment, service and all, including all the customers. $40 - $60 / 
month should be enough to cover much more than the "Cap" bandwidth.

Do you really think that it costs them $2 to have the infrastructure to provide 
1 GB?

The argument comparing the Internet with electricity would be valid if we were 
paying the real price of the bandwith. I really doubt we do.

So lets keep using that analogy. There is no reason for high speed to be 3 or 4 
times more expensive than dial-up. In reality, it should be less expensive (but 
it isn't) as they can serve more users with less infrastructure.

Think about your home network. Would you prefer having a modem in each computer 
connected to a switch that allows you to call from computer to computer? or have 
a router or switch for all of them? which one you think is less expensive?
 Raul Suarez

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----- Original Message ----
From: "rbclemen at gmail.com" <rbclemen at gmail.com>
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Sent: Sun, January 30, 2011 7:36:25 PM
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] UBB comes to Teksavvy

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.

Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network.
Envoyé sans fil par mon terminal mobile BlackBerry sur le réseau de Bell.

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Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 19:27:00 
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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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