said by Davesnothere: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.
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.