Monday, January 31, 2011

Any Canadians Reading This?

Stop The Meter On Your Internet Use

An article about Canada. The ISP's in Canada apparently plan to charge per data use. Having worked for Verizon Wireless, even on a smartphones, data use is extremely high. I've handled calls with customers calling about ridiculous bills due to data usage, and when it comes to computer, just like smartphones, they tend to use data even if you are not "actively" browsing. All those windows services are constantly communicating with Microsoft, your anti-virus needs to communicate constantly to receive updates, not to mention whatever other services you may use (Steam!). Steam would be a killer on your bill if you were charged per data use. A single game download could easily be 4-8GB, not to mention if you play WoW and need to reinstall that from a digital download...ouch.

If Canada allows this to happen, how much longer before it spreads to the US?


  1. the law is already passed man, it will happen, and Bell is the only person making money off of this, the ISP's are pissed about it.

  2. And people still think that capitalism works just fine...and it does, but only for the rich people.

  3. i hope this isn't the case that it spreads. if so, it's sure to hit australia soon.

  4. If this scares you make sure you go to and start fighting for Net Neutrality and against changes like this becoming standard in America. If you don't voice opposition you have no right to complain after the fact. Just saying this is one issue I fight for. =)

    ~Raging Royal

  5. I don't think it will happen, been hearing scares about this for years