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dillyhammer
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Re: Bell/TSI "accidentally" disconnected my DSL!

said by Davesnothere:

Wait - are those not what the CRTC uses ?

Them be the ones.

But seriously, if the CRTC does not think internet service is essential, turn it all off for a week, watch what happens.

Our economy and the core of our society depends on internet access. More now than ever.

It is absolutely essential.

The more the CRTC allows these shenanigans to continue, the more our economy suffers.

Them the facts.

Mike
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Well actually, the majority of businesses are still based offline considering retail and financial are the biggest and financial institutions mainly use closed networks. There would be a lot of businesses affected but the economy would survive for a week.


Mike2009

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Many work from home so it would have a huge impact.


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Bill payments. Business connections. Small business and home businesses would suffer big time. Irreparably. Payment systems and terminals. ATMs.

Survive perhaps. Just barely. Not for long either.

All hell would break loose.

It's very much a big piece of the core fabric of our society. I can't imagine how anyone could argue against this, or not see this.

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Mike2009

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I agree, it would be pandemonium as we've been so conditioned to make purchases, handle our finances and do transactions with plastic. It would not be good.


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Big impact yes but again a lot of processes are paper based and many companies still use faxes so the bulk of the economy would survive. It's just that things like electronic payments would be delayed or unavailable for a period of time.


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reply to Mike2009
said by Mike2009:

I agree, it would be pandemonium as we've been so conditioned to make purchases, handle our finances and do transactions with plastic. It would not be good.

It would especially be catastrophic to have an interruption during the Christmas rush.
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said by milnoc:

said by Mike2009:

I agree, it would be pandemonium as we've been so conditioned to make purchases, handle our finances and do transactions with plastic. It would not be good.

It would especially be catastrophic to have an interruption during the Christmas rush.

Anytime really. I never have cash on me so if I needed some as all ATMs were down it would be a problem.


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said by dillyhammer:

said by Davesnothere:

Wait - are those not what the CRTC uses ?

Them be the ones.

But seriously, if the CRTC does not think internet service is essential, turn it all off for a week, watch what happens.

Our economy and the core of our society depends on internet access. More now than ever.

It is absolutely essential.

The more the CRTC allows these shenanigans to continue, the more our economy suffers.

Them the facts.

Mike

What you are missing is that it's not essential to you and me, but essential to say a Futureshop or an Amazon. Those guys however will will have SLA's on all their lines.

We're moved from land lines to cell phones, but refuse to make Cell service essential either.

These guys are so in the back pocket of the telco's it's not funny.
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