Comments on news posted 2011-10-20 18:33:06: Back in 2009 Canadian cable operator Cogeco decided to impose overages up to $2.50 a gigabyte -- but insisted to customers that the several thousand percent price markup on bandwidth wasn't about making money. ..
elwoodblues Elwood Blues Premium join:2006-08-30 HarperLand
They only way to explain the Telco/Cableco's in this country. We're all waiting with baited breath when the CRTC will allow the incumbents to bill us for usage, with low low caps and high high overages.
Till the CRTC rules there will be no TPIA services available in the area.
... but there already are ISPs running TPIA on Cogeco. The problem is that Cogeco's TPIA tariff (which is actually nearly identical to Shaw's) makes it extremely difficult to deploy on any sort of wide scale. A small company like Iktel can connect to the POIs for St. Catharines and Niagara Falls without much issue, but expanding beyond that is economically prohibitive and we'll have to wait until aggregated POI rates are finalized to see anything beyond local stuff.