[kwlug-disc] UBB comes to Teksavvy

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 21:06:14 EST 2011


A friend of mine just posted on her blog that basic internet usage
that includes some Youtube and CTV.CA streaming--no gaming or
downloading of media at all--is around 60MB on her Mac.  You cannot
view her as a power user, yet she is well over the 25G cap

Brent

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 8:35 PM, Rashkae <rashkae at tigershaunt.com> wrote:
> On 11-01-30 08:08 PM, Rashkae wrote:
>>
>>
>> Woah, I must have misunderstood something.  As I remember when I first
>> read about the CRC decision, The UBB Bell is allowed to charge was to be
>> capped at something reasonable up to 300GB Usage. (about $30, though I'm
>> pulling that from memory)...
>>
>> TekkSavvy, OTOH, seems ready to charge hundreds of dollars unless you
>> prepay monthly "Insurance".. Unless I missed something important, I think
>> they are taking advantage of blaming Bell and CRC for a massive cash grab.
>>
>
> Here is the article I was referencing.. Unless this has changed, then
> TekkSavvy and Execulink are getting away with Highway robbering and blaming
> the CRTC.
>
> http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/10/28/crtc-usage-based-billing-internet.html
>
> $22.50 Maximum surcharge for up to 300GB!!!! (less than half the cost of
> TekkSavvy prepaid "Insurance".. and 75C per GB over 300, which is still
> ridiculously expensive, but TekKSavvy is bumping that to 90c.... completely
> insane.  They need to be dumped soonest.
>
>
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