So I've just taken a look at my brand spanking new Robbers bill with and an even more stratospherically higher charge, and see indeed that my monthly overage charge went from $50 to $100. That makes my high speed express of $48.99/month come in 200% higher at $152.99. In short, criminal.
Yet, the incremental cost per GB is barely pennies more, thus providing these largely bloated and ineffective middle-men additional revenue. (it's 1 penny based on this report here; »gigaom.com/2011/05/12/netflix-is ··· profits/
I've really had it with the now nickle-and-dime approach of Robbers, as they've over the years inched onto customers ridiculous reasons and methods of shafting them with marketing-mumbo jumbo with largely invalid techno-babble, that unfortunately most people cant understand or give critical context to, duping them into making people believe they are getting certain "features" as part of their internet subscription, which are really just vapourware and useless crud. I've been with them for 16+ years, as this home's only occupant, and provided at them with at least $12,000 of internet revenue over that time, and another (at least) $6,000 of cable TV revenue (am on OTA for some time now), plus some other brand affinity related revenue, while, they marketed their little hearts out towards any newer/potential customers with special-offer-this-and-special-offer-that, treating me like a money bags piece of crap.
And, my speedtest this 11pm EST Sunday night here in Mississauga shows a pathetic 18Mbps down, 0.5 up.
From everything I've read, Acanac or Tekksavvy seem to be running fairly well, and with the max charge of ~$45 or ~$62 for (28Mbps!) unlimited, me thinks I'm underway to do what I should have done some time ago.