Paying so much for bandwidth, getting so little
The great Canadian billing brouhaha has begun to attract attention in the United States. It’s not every day that one sees national leaders weigh in on something seemingly as obscure as “bandwidth caps.”
Internet usage debate, Part 1: The real myths
TekSavvy: Don’t stifle exponential growth in Web use
CRTC should spur internet competition: business
CRTC chair Konrad von Finckenstein says the commission will review its decision to implement a usage-based billing system for internet service providers. (Pawel Dwulit/The Canadian Press)After the CRTC’s decision to delay implementing usage-based billing, some industry players say they want to see more competition in the market.
Canada still wants to “discipline the use of the Internet”
By Nate Anderson
Unlike the parrot in the famous Monty Python sketch, it appears that metered Internet billing in Canada is not quite dead after all. Speaking at a House of Commons hearing today, the head of Canada’s telecoms regulator made it clear that metered billing rules would indeed be delayed—but they could well reappear.