Teresa Murphy, who filed the original complaint against Rogers over its throttling of World of Warcraft, has submitted a detailed response to the Rogers response. It calls on Rogers to drop its throttling practices and reimburse subscribers for damages resulting from its practices.
Archive for March, 2011
A new study from the University of Georgia finds that open access legal scholarship can expect to receive more than 50% more citations than non-open access legal writings.
Open Media’s Steve Anderson scores with this op-ed on usage based billing that weaves together hockey and Internet access.
Bell obviously saw the writing on the wall and has come back with a plan that allows independent ISPs to purchase 1 TB of data for $200 with an overage charge of 29.5 cents per GB. The aggregation of independent ISP subscriber traffic means that those ISPs can choose to offer whatever plans they like – unlimited, capped, or variations thereof – simply by purchasing aggregated data from Bell under the tariff. The aggregated pricing model was proposed by several people (even I figured it out in my first long UBB post on February 1st) and is certainly better than the wholesale UBB approach it replaces.
Notwithstanding the proposed improvement on wholesale terms, this represents only a small part of the broader UBB issue.
The cable company submission to the CRTC on usage based billing confirms what has been readily apparent to consumers for some time: there is no link between the prices charged by ISPs for usage pricing and the actual costs to ISPs. According to the cable companies: In order to be […]