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The UBB hits America, but still much better than the Canadian version

Yes indeed folks, our neighbours to the south are about to experience price gouging of epic propor…wait a second.

StopTheCap writes that “customers who violate the usage limits will face a three-strikes-you’re-overcharged penalty system.” Media reform group FreePress reports that AT&T, first American wired broadband provider to adopt usage penalties, will cap use at 150 gigabytes of data per month, and will charge $10 in overage fees per additional 50 gigabytes for some users.

That’s right: Big Telecom called Canadians who supported Stop The Meter overzealous, and they were up in arms over charges that fell between $1.50 and $2.50 per additional GB — on average, ten times what AT&T is set to charge.

So when Free Press’ S. Derek Turner states that America’s UBB-lite “…will have a chilling effect on economic growth and innovation online”, we shudder thinking of the effect Canada’s metered Internet would have on our online growth and innovation.

The point I’m trying to make is not that Americans are unjustified in their outrage over AT&T’s new fees; it’s that Canadians are so justified it hurts.

Lindsey Pinto on Mon, 03/14/2011 – 22:58


2 responses

  1. Helloo peepz really like the site guys, (and gals!) somewhere to go when at crappy work! i reckonz, as long i dont get caught! ….

    cya on the other side 🙂

    April 2, 2011 at 6:30 am

  2. Bonjour à toutes et tous ,

    Pour commencer , offrez-moi l’opportunité de vous démontrer mon appréciation pour toutes les superbes informations que j’ai lues sur cet cool site.

    Je ne suis pas assuree d’être au bon section mais je n’en ai pas trouvé de meilleure .

    Je réside à Glace bay, canada . J’ai 46 années et j’éduque cinq agréables enfants qui sont tous âgés entre cinq ou 16 ans (1 est adoptée ). J’adore beaucoup les animaux domestiques et je tempte de leur présenter les produits qui leur rendent la vie plus heureuse .

    Merci à l’avance pour toutes les palpitantes discussions qui viendront et je vous remercie surtout de votre compassion pour mon français moins qu’idéal : ma langue de naissance est l’anglais et je fais de mon mieux d’apprendre mais c’est très ardu !

    A bientôt


    June 4, 2011 at 4:27 am

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