[clug-talk] CRTC reviewing things, but are they getting only one side?
gustin at meganerd.ca
Thu Jul 14 12:47:23 PDT 2011
If I were to use my cable at 100%, I would hit my cap in under 9
hours. This is an old story and it has never been about what is good
for the customer. The number one customer is always the investors.
It is just the nature of our economic system.
The only way around around it would be to have cooperatives and/or
municipalities get into the game. Even then ultimately you need to
deal with a provider to get bandwidth, and this is where the games are
currently being played.
On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM, Mel Walters <melwalters at telus.net> wrote:
> I saw in a July 12th news paper article the title:
> Independent Internet providers slowing traffic, hearing told.
> Monopoly and oligopoly can be a bad thing, but the cable and telephone
> companies would rather the world fit a mold of their choosing.
> If we believe them we may as well believe black is white, and white is
> Does any one else see see the solutions are there in the way of mesh
> networking and peer to peer methods or other technical solutions?
> Most providers have an overcharge clause including Telus who did not
> generally seem to enforce it much. But when I last looked at those
> details the overcharges from caps made downloading with high speed
> extreme way more expensive then using a 24/7 dial up connection.
> So you can go real fast for a very short time. Then you had better stop
> before you get a very large bill in cap over charges. I never understood
> how this made any sense to the customer.
> Anyone else see the dramatic irony of all of this?
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