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Re: Globe & Other 2011-44 (UBB) articles

Some Cisco spin on UBB (pdf)

downloadFastFacts33_···ling.pdf 306252 bytes

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"Value perception"....

Transation: how much you can milk your customers before they complain/leave.


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CNOC Questions Rate Spread for Service Charges

 
Fresh Today !

Several of the incumbent providers have published very different rates for certain service charges to the wholesale or Independent ISPs, just as their costs quoted to the CRTC for CBB (Capacity-Based Billing) increments of 100Mb themselves vary quite widely.

»/r0/download/1···inal.pdf

Thanks for tip to Merovingian, & andyb.

My early comments on it are HERE :

»Re: CNOC's Part 1 Filing on the 703/704 tariffs

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Re: CNOC Questions Cablecos' Rates' Spread for CBB

On the Monday releases, the CRTC had an interesting report on new media.

It is dated September 2011, so not sure why it would have only been released today.

»www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/publications/···0929.htm

Have begun to read it.


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THIS Could Save Us MONEY !


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For the record, the infamous "Policy Direction" can be found n the formal web site.

»laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regu···ext.html

(there used to be a copy on the Industry Canada web site part of a press release, as well as in the Canada Gazette to signify the order had been submitted, but the one at the above is what is actually in force.)


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Cablecos' R&V of 2011-703

 
On Feb 3rd, 2012, I posted to the current thread about a CRTC R&V process initiated by Shaw Cable, regarding CRTC Decison 2011-703.

In the meantime, other Cablecos have added their input, and JF has had his thread renamed to reflect this change, to :
»Cable companies' Review and Vary of 2011-703

THIS post's purpose is to REVISE my now-locked post (mentioned above) in the same manner.

Below are the updated resources which are now available :
 
Discussion :
»Cable companies' Review and Vary of 2011-703

CRTC File Page for this Process :
»www.crtc.gc.ca/part1/eng/2012/86···1342.htm

Docs :
»/r0/download/1···0Ltr.pdf
»/r0/download/1···-703.pdf
»/r0/download/1···2012.pdf
»/r0/download/1···-703.pdf

EDIT : Videotron filed an R&V later - goto 3 posts below here


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Easier to Find FORUMS for more ISPs

 
A few days ago, a few of us here, working with two of the well-known DSLR moderators, combined efforts to make existing DSLR forums for smaller Canadian ISPs (aka ad-hoc forums) more easy to FIND by folks who come to THIS forum.

The below-linked thread explains what happened and how it now works :

»Forums (Ad-Hoc) for more Canadian ISPs

Please check out on the main CBB forum page, just above the topic bar, where the new links follow the question :

"Looking for an ISP not listed ?"


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Comments Deadline Today

 
Initial Comments on CNOC's Part 1 app on 2011-703, that is.

said by jfmezei:

Just a heads up that today, the 13th is the deadline for filing initial comments on the CNOC Part 1 filing about Decision 2011-703.

Expect a number of filings today.

 
Cable Carriers' comments :
»/r0/download/1···3-12.pdf

Shaw's comments :
»/r0/download/1···inal.pdf

Bell's comments :
»/r0/download/1···_ABR.pdf

Primus' comments :
»/r0/download/1···eb12.pdf

MTS' comments :
»/r0/download/1···%20I.pdf

CNOC's further comments :
»/r0/download/1···inal.pdf


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Videotron files R&V of 2011-703

 
said by jfmezei:

Not a big surprise...

Videotron has just filed a review and vary of 2011-703.

I guess Cogeco is next.

Hopefully the CRTC will combine all of them into a single file.

 
»/r0/download/1···012).pdf


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Re: Globe & Other 2011-44 (UBB) articles

Fat lady hasn't even warmed up yet,let alone sung

Nowak

»wordsbynowak.com/2012/02/14/usag···-to-die/


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Static IPs Approved for TPIA



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Acanac Announces New DSL Prices for 2012

 
»acanac.ca/DSL.html

AFAIK, the DSL prices are new as of this week.

There seem to be 6Mb, 12Mb and 16Mb plans so far, and as I understand it, a 25/7 plan will be offered ONLY if and after they work out the VDSL modem issues with Bell.

They also show a link for Cable, and seem to have something each for Ontario and for Quebec subscribers.

»acanac.ca/cable.html

I am not sure how new the Cable prices are.

AHEM : Unfortunately, they have not eliminated the term 'BANDWIDTH' from their rate page charts, and wherever they use it, they still use it incorrectly.

The last word to me from Mister Acanac Inc »Re: Velcom, Acanac, price change, when ? (2nd post from bottom) was that they were going to clean up their technical terminology when they published these new rate pages.

So far no cleanup....

In comparison, Electronic Box has almost completely removed the term 'Bandwidth' from their ENGLISH rate pages, though their French ones seem to have some issues yet.

And the IISP with the hard to pronounce name has if anything gotten WORSE in regard to what they call things on THEIR rate pages.


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New Articles

 
Peter Nowak :
UBB
»wordsbynowak.com/2012/02/14/usag···-to-die/

Michael Geist :
Throttling
[Not on his site so far - I will update when I see it]
(was in today's Ottawa Citizen, hard copy edition)


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Thats not new. I put the same link 3 posts before you


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said by andyb:

Thats not new. I put the same link 3 posts before you

 
Ah, so you did.

I got mine from another thread on which I was catching up.

Good article, though.


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Acanac Announces New CABLE Prices for 2012

 
These are for Ontario (Rogers) cable :

»Re: Velcom, Acanac, price change, when ?

Applicable only in areas where they have TPIA with Rogers.

Not sure whether Acanac website is updated yet.

Updated Quebec cable rates coming very soon, they say.

EDIT :

The new Quebec (Videotron) cable prices are at this next link :

»Re: Velcom, Acanac, price change, when ?

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I was asked to do a presentation about my experiences with CRTC at Université de Laval.

The presentation in french is available at:
»www.vaxination.ca/crtc/ulaval/index.html

It contains a history of the thorttling and ubb files, R&V and what not. (with links to the CRTC pages containing them).


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Sweet, maybe you'll one day get a honory doctorate or something outa this kind of activity


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French version in your link when posting in an English thread...


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That Pesky $8 Modem Rental Fee

 
More than once, someone or other has asked WHERE in the CRTC tariffs and decisions that Bell was allowed to charge this $8 monthly rental fee to the IISPs (and hence their respective customers), if they chose VDSL service such as 25/7 speed tier.

And today, an answer has finally surfaced :

»[Official] $8 Rental and Some Answers

BTW, that thread is currently at the TOP of the DSLR Hot Topics list.


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More than once, someone or other has asked WHERE in the CRTC tariffs and decisions that Bell was allowed to charge this $8 monthly rental fee to the IISPs (and hence their respective customers), if they chose VDSL service such as 25/7 speed tier.

And today, an answer has finally surfaced :

»[Official] $8 Rental and Some Answers

BTW, that thread is currently at the TOP of the DSLR Hot Topics list.

The answer to that $8 question can be found right in this forum when back around July, 2010, both Bell and Telus said to the CRTC at the oral hearings that a "customer service apocalypse" (that is actual the words they used) would follow if they couldn't lock people in to their locked-out modems.

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$8 is what bell charges ISPs. And at the moment, there is no way for ISPs or individuals to own the modems. But this is something being looked at.


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Acanac New CABLE Plans & Prices

 
These are for Ontario (Rogers) cable :

»Re: Velcom, Acanac, price change, when ?

- Applicable only in areas where they have TPIA with Rogers

These are for Quebec (Videotron) cable :

»community.acanac.com/acanac/view···&t=21369
»Re: Velcom, Acanac, price change, when ?

- Applicable only in areas where they have TPIA with Videotron

I'm not sure whether Acanac's website is updated yet.

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register (UK) article about the CRTC.

»www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/17···_canada/

Thanks to drjp81 for finding it.


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TSI New QC CABLE Plans & Prices

 
These, unofficially, are the new long-awaited numbers for Quebec :

»New Quebec Cable Rates - As of March 13, 2012

»Re: New DSL and CABLE price comparison Quebec starting february

The TSI website seems to be already updated with these, so I guess it's official.

Most rates have been reduced, and/or caps increased.

Someone else started the thread in the TSI forum, but Marc has posted there too.

And it's simple to remember.

Everything is either 300GB monthly usage cap or Unlimited monthly usage.

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What do you mean unofficially? The prices are up on their website.


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JF, are you allowing yourself to comment, or are you 'ignoring' this 'announcement'.


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[SPREADSHEET of Prices & Plans of Ontario IISPs]

 
This comparison sheet is mainly intended to cover Cable TPIA Indies, but I have included incumbents Rogers' & Cogeco's latest non-bundled, non-contracted, non-promo'd residential rates and speeds, plus the plans of a few of the better known DSL Indies, to aid quick and easy comparison by shoppers.

»Ontario IISPs Price Plan Comparison Spreadsheet

Cheers !

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Re: TSI New QC CABLE Plans & Prices

said by Davesnothere:

 
JF, are you allowing yourself to comment, or are you 'ignoring' this 'announcement'.

The new TPIA rate structure has enabled product/service differentiation and innovations such as reduced speeds or unlimited usage off-peak. So I welcome any ISP, even those whose name I can't pronouce making new product offerings which are different from the rest.

How's that for a neutral answer ?