Post Tagged with: "usage based billing"

CRTC Issues Usage Based Billing Decision

I posted last week about the growing frustration over usage based billing practices in Canada. To no one’s surprise, yesterday the CRTC released its decision that confirms the practice that is likely to spell the end of unlimited Internet access from most ISPs in Canada.  Coverage from the Globe, Ars […]

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January 26, 2011 19 comments Must Reads

Public and Political Concern Over Usage Based Billing Gathers Steam

The increasing use of bandwidth caps and usage based billing models among Canadian ISPs may enjoy support from the CRTC, but the practice has begun to attract increasing critical attention in both the media and at the political level.  Yesterday, the NDP issued a release lamenting that “Canada is already […]

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January 21, 2011 86 comments News

City of Vancouver Passes Anti-UBB Resolution

The City of Vancouver has passed a resolution calling on the CRTC to reverse its usage based billing decision. While a municipal resolution obviously is not binding on the telecom regulator, the move places the spotlight on growing frustration with wireless and Internet services in Canada.  It also comes on […]

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December 17, 2010 3 comments Must Reads

Stop the Meter

OpenMedia.ca has launched a Stop The Meter campaign focusing on usage based billing concerns.

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November 16, 2010 16 comments Must Reads

CRTC Approves Usage Based Billing

The CRTC on Thursday gave Bell Canada the approval to implement usage-based billing to wholesale customers. The decision reversed several key conditions it previously imposed on Bell.

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November 1, 2010 23 comments Must Reads