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RedMageX

join:2011-10-06
Oakville, ON
reply to tristen1230

Re: [INTERNET] New Bandwidth Limits

Cogeco HAD unlimited service over 10 years ago, I know for sure, but like every other ISP, they see money in UBB and got rid of the package, even when grandfathered in they removed it.



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said by RedMageX:

Cogeco HAD unlimited service over 10 years ago, I know for sure, but like every other ISP, they see money in UBB and got rid of the package, even when grandfathered in they removed it.

It isn't just about the money, though it is a huge factor.

These companies are protecting their legacy business models - outdated modes of business that are failing and they have no idea what to do. So they've tacked on these insane charges with obscene markup onto their internet services to prevent people from ditching their legacy cable tv services. The profits are a side effect that stokes shareholder value.

This is precisely why Canada ranks so low for internet access and why that will not only continue, but get worse.

Mike
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Cogeco - The New UBB Devil -»[Burloak] Usage Based Billing Nightmare
Cogeco UBB, No Modem Required - »[Niagara] 40gb of "usage" while the modem is unplugged

EdmundGerber

join:2010-01-04
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reply to RedMageX

said by RedMageX:

Cogeco HAD unlimited service over 10 years ago, I know for sure, but like every other ISP, they see money in UBB and got rid of the package, even when grandfathered in they removed it.

You make it sound like they were just following everyone's lead when they were one of the first proponents of the UBB money-grab.