Thursday, February 3, 2011

Canada Reverses Metered Internet Bill


Fearing mass citizen revolt, the Canadian government has ordered the most recent bill passed to be revered. The Industry Minister, Tony Clement, has insisted that CRTC (Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission) undoes the ruling.

The bill approved allowed Bell Canada to charge smaller competitive ISPs by the gigabyte, which basically made it impossible for them to offer flat-rate service. Thus, they were forced to offer standard internet with a 25 GB Cap. Then charge everyone else $10 for a 'premium' service with a higher cap (the exact same service they were receiving prior to the bill.

However, since the chance... Canadian pols have received thousands of complains from consumers, totally 1/3 of a million people... (1% of Canada's population). Fearing political fallout, the government reverted this change.

Thank you government, for reverting the change to screw me.

24 comments:

Zoe! said...

I'm glad the Canadian government has taken a stance and is pushing for its undoing.

Poetry of the Day said...

i believe this shit.

Vapor said...

I wish my government would react like this.

Con Queso said...

That's great to hear. I was really worried for everyone. Artificial internet caps are just stupid.

LoneIslander said...

*facepalm*

Metatron said...

Democracy prevails for once.

Mister Sharaf said...

nice

DDX said...

Hell yes! An actual victory for the people.

and then there was METAL said...

this is an amazing story

-Heavy Metal Playlist

Les said...

How many governments would have eventually followed suit?
It's awesome they're stopping this.

Das Auto! said...

Good, power to the people! That bill was fucking dumb.

sense said...

why cant the internet remain free? :(

TreeBranchez said...

Good. It was a stupid idea that was just asking for trouble. Don't know how it even got as far as it did.

tigey said...

welll, I guess thats right ...

Rose said...

lol americas hat

PvtCarlin said...

America! Fck ya!

Doo said...

Why do You have a problem with this? I think it's good they revered it. However, not living in Canada atm so I don't really know how the packages were before

jonwinters said...

good for them

Mr. Insanium said...

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Rawr said...

this is nice :D

cooperlife said...

yep, I remember sending an angry letter to my MP about this shit. Good to see it reversed.

Adolph Gingerhorn said...

not reversed, just a 60 day review period, no? after that the tories get an election going and can delay even more.

swagdigital said...

Thank goodness! This was never a good idea.

spaceman said...

Fuckin rights. +1 Gov't of Canada :D

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