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Davesnothere
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Re: Start Communications - New Packages

said by rocca:

The new packages are now available....

....The Cogeco speeds for Basic and the upload speeds are expected to change shortly once it goes through the tariffing process.

It is not anticipated at this time that those changes will impact the new package pricing....

 
Nonetheless, has START considered simply subbing the speeds of the OLD Standard plan into the NEW Basic plan, but with 150GB/month ?

That would not require waiting for a tariff, would it ? (any new upload speeds of course would)

That's essentially what was done with each of the other plans for Cogeco-Land - shove each tier's speeds down into the next lower name, and adjust the cap somewhat.

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Ye, I'd also like to see that.

For example, in Cogeco Territory:
Advance Cable 30 Mbps
$49.95 250 GB
$59.95 350 GB
$69.95 400 GB

If there are blocks to be able to choose from that'd be great!



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said by Guru:

For example, in Cogeco Territory :
Advance Cable (30 Mbps) :
$49.95 250 GB
$59.95 350 GB
$69.95 400 GB

If there are blocks to be able to choose from, that'd be great!

 
(I realize that you were not replying to MY last post, but)

Did you not mean 450 GB (or more) for your last line ?

Or, the other way to look at it would be $10 extra for each extra 100 GB, the way you seemed to be heading with your table.

That would translate into blocks priced at the equivalent of 10 cents per extra GB, which would not be too crazy, IMNSHO.


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said by Davesnothere:

That would translate into blocks priced at the equivalent of 10 cents per extra GB, which would not be too crazy, IMNSHO.

Unfortunately 10 cents is not sustainable in Cogeco areas right now.


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said by rocca:

said by Davesnothere:

That would translate into blocks priced at the equivalent of 10 cents per extra GB, which would not be too crazy, IMNSHO.

Unfortunately 10 cents is not sustainable in Cogeco areas right now.

How about in Rogers areas?


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said by JCohen:

said by rocca:

said by Davesnothere:

That would translate into blocks priced at the equivalent of 10 cents per extra GB, which would not be too crazy, IMNSHO.

Unfortunately 10 cents is not sustainable in Cogeco areas right now.

How about in Rogers areas?

Still the wrong side of positive, just not by quite as much. My expectation is that we'll have the ability to offer higher usage packages after the CRTC decision comes out.


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said by rocca:

Still the wrong side of positive, just not by quite as much. My expectation is that we'll have the ability to offer higher usage packages after the CRTC decision comes out.

I'm looking forward to that. Is it possible for Start to offer some usage blocks that cost a less than $0.50/GB for when the usage meter is released in the Rogers area?


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said by JCohen:

I'm looking forward to that. Is it possible for Start to offer some usage blocks that cost a less than $0.50/GB for when the usage meter is released in the Rogers area?

I would be very surprised it they had to stay at that level.


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said by rocca:

I would be very surprised it they had to stay at that level.

Hmm, quoting myself.

Here's my quick take on the capacity rates:

When the capacity rates were set they essentially made the service revenue neutral (ie reasonable circuit prices, therefore to get the same overall cost as disaggregated the capacity rate would have to be higher than it should be) I believe this was done with the best intentions to start moving forward and enable providers to start using it while minimizing the risk to the incumbent and cable companies with this very new model since the revenue to them was pretty much the same. What was overlooked was the fact that peak average usage per customer is growing 50% a year so by the time the decision came out the company revenues had already been significantly increased and that continues every month. When the part that is so wrong is the one that increases every month it means the revenue to cost ratio becomes increasingly disproportional.

I believe there has been a change at the Commission that is less about protecting telco/cable high profit margins and more about ensuring competition with fair wholesale access rates. During this R&V I think the Commission asked some great questions that show them questioning the numbers, formulas and methodologies that the companies used for determining their original rates. I am optimistic that we'll see some new rates that enable higher caps, perhaps unlimited as well as options for things like usage blocks at reasonable rates.

Without a significant correction on the capacity rate things don't look good for IPTV in Canada.

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When is their decision expected to come out?



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While nothing is official, several signs point to next month.