:( Lame, another strike against consumers.
| |Matt3All noise, no signal.Premium
Backlash The backlash on this is going to be HUGE. I'd hate to be a member of the CRTC for the next few weeks. It just proves that Ma Bell, even in another country, has the best lobbyists in the world and would rather litigate than innovate.
Re: Backlash I have no words to describe how disappointed and disgusted I am at this decision. It just shows how spineless and useless the CRTC is... unbelievable...
Re: Canada even more stupid than USA I have to agree, and I'm not proud of it. The Americans voted for change: Obama is a Tech Savvy president. While us... we voted a conservative government.
Hell, our politicians sucks now, we don't have leaders worth electing for. We need Trudeau or Jean-Chrétien back in Canada.
| |TransmasterDon't Blame Me I Voted For Bill and Opus
Re: Canada even more stupid than USA
said by Quake110:I would not blame this on your conservative government. You have an entrenched board which is quasi independent of the Your Government, much like our FCC. What I would look at instead is what kind of ties do the board members have with the industary they are supposed to regulate.
I have to agree, and I'm not proud of it. The Americans voted for change: Obama is a Tech Savvy president. While us... we voted a conservative government.
I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's.
- Mark Twain in Eruption
Re: Not too sure what to think... Wow, this is such a disgrace. I'm ashamed to be in this country. It's a sad state when this government is so blantant in such a decision. It goes to show you the majority of our citizens really do not know much about how they are abused when it comes to technology.
Re: Bell sucks
said by gnumantsc:Not so strange at all.
What doesn't really make sense here if they are worried about network congestion wouldn't they filter between the hours of 9-5 to ensure no issues? Why would they filter after work hours which is something that is really strange.
Bell's throttling preceded (more or less) the opening of their own on-demand video store. The throttle hours are 4pm - 2am, which corresponds to peak video watching time.
This is the problem with a combined common carrier and value-added provider.
| |RaptorNot a Dumptruck
Unbelievable.... This is wholeheartedly disgusting. I really thought that despite the typically inept CRTC, they'd rule in favour of the wholesalers.
....where's my fiber?
Re: The Big Question - How do we get around this? That's pretty close BellNoWay, but there must be a buyer or someone to take it over. The only ones are us, the users.
Teksavvy has one option and one option only to stay in biz:
Bill Bell for their [Teksavvy] losses x 100 to x 1000 and for all the troubles and aggravations
wait 30 days
if Bell don't pay send 'em Notice of Intent and Understanding
wait 3 working days, 4 days there and 4 days back = 11 days
if bell still don't remedy then take it to courts since Teksavvy will automatically win
Teksavvy users can put in their own Notices since they lost out on work, bandwidth, hydro, equipment, etc.
Bell users can do same, even if u're a past Bell user.
Or Teksavvy can start lookin' for other biz and or jobs, cause Bell is gonna squeeze everyone, and bad.
One more thing: force CRTC to pay for losses due to their decision as well
Please engage eyeballs and retain functional brain before operating fingers.
Re: Wholesale pricing That might be an isolated case, but Look Communications have posted information on their site mentionning a fee of 360,000 per month. (Context: After Bell tried to disconnect Look from DSL, the Ontario Court of Justice forced Bell to continue the carrier service for this monthly amount)
»www.look.ca/en/files/Look_grante ··· 0731.pdf
However, shortly after in November 2007 Look was claiming that Bell would "excessively and incorrectly invoice Look for more than double the terms of the July 31 Order of $360,000 per month". »www.look.ca/en/files/Look_grante ··· 0731.pdf
So at this point, I'm still unsure whether Bell sells its DSL on a flat rate, per 'box', per connection, per subscriber, or per GB. If anyone knows, that would be interesting.