koreybReplace the CRTC NOWReviews:
East York, ON
Rogers can Rogers and Bell can throttle and CAP their own retail customers if they wish... What I don't think they have a right to do is cap customers of Wholesale where they only supply the END USER NETWORK to and from your home and your provider... not the internet.
It would be wrong in my view to have the GOV or CRTC dictate what they can and can not offer on their own services.. but in the case of wholesale, they are not providing internet, they are only providing a connection between you and your provider. This is where it becomes anti-compeditive.
I don't see the difference between direct Rogers customers and customers of wholesale companies.
Like any wholesale internet company, I did not enter into an agreement with Rogers knowing they would impose throttling tactics, limit caps and now control over your DOCSIS3 modem. When I joined it was limitless internet use. I have paid over $8000 to rogers since my first contract - between cable, internet and wireless. I plan to get future payments as close to zero real soon and suggest this is the only way to garner their attention, hurt their revenue stream.
Rogers and Bell is providing 'the last mile' link to the internet, they do not own the Internet and the CRTC should never have allowed them to exercise these types of controls over a system intended for the people of the world to use freely.
According to Giest, a director of Bell let it out that the extra revenue from cap limits was their significant growth in revenue this year. This tells you where the motivation for UBB and throttling is coming from - nothing to do with bandwidth.
Rogers now offers 'on demand TV' to its extreme customers, with a commercial at the start (for revenue). They want to limit us from downloading TV (torrent), so we are forced to use their stream and generate more revenue.
We need to get the government to step in and free up our internet as it was originally intended.