[kwlug-disc] UBB comes to Teksavvy

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Mon Jan 31 03:46:50 EST 2011

Teksavvy is limited by the CRTC tariff structure.  The finalized tariff 
is not the same as that proposed in 2009.  The rate increases are 
controlled by the CRTC, so there's no cash grab by Teksavvy.  Other 
third-party ISPs will have similar rate increases.  And cable UBB will 
start in July (if it's not being charged already), so there's not much 
point in switching from DSL to Cable.

Rocky Gaudreau posted an explanation of the tariff to DSL Reports last 
week, but that place has been so busy the last few days that I can't 
find anything until Google gets around to crawling the site again.



On 11-01-30 08:08 PM, Rashkae wrote:
> On 11-01-30 02:22 PM, 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...
>> As much as I like Teksavvy and know that this isn't their fault, I'm
> 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.
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