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st7860

join:2004-05-13
San Francisco, CA

big traffic limits

sure the new plans have great traffic limits, very high.

but shaw throttles anything except normal downloads and uploads.
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camelot

join:2008-04-12
Whitby, ON
The good news in this, is hopefully it will jump-start a Cap war. Telus was looking at reintroducing UBB. Now that Shaw is offering a better incentive maybe the others will follow suit.


iFly55

join:2010-01-19
canada
reply to st7860
yes but traffic shaping is easily circumvented through VPN
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IH8shadyISP

@acsalaska.net
reply to st7860
Shaw's action here appears to be a first strike against a pending review of CRTC's earlier decision where ISP force re-sellers under UBB (greased palms make government work for business). This move by Shaw is also an attempt to fend off legislation hinted at by parliament which could ban UBB altogether.

It's fairly hilarious observing the huge disparity between Shaw's old limits and Shaw's new limits on usage.


IH8shadyISP

@acsalaska.net
reply to st7860
Look at the "Unlimited Lite" and "Broadband 50" packages. Same pricing.

Shaw's 1Mbps "Unlimited Lite" package is a disingenuous offer considering that the maximum (download) of transferable data @1Mbps in a month is between 320-330GB. You're actually losing download/upload speed and and about 70-80GB of usage by selecting the lower "unlimited" tier. Shaw is no doubt marketing the lowest tier at those who fear overages, and they hope that your average gullible consumer won't be able to recognize this.


dvd536
as Mr. Pink as they come
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join:2001-04-27
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:4
reply to iFly55
said by iFly55:

yes but traffic shaping is easily circumvented through VPN

not if your provider throttles everything encrypted.
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