If you were pumping gas and the pump only updated every minute, would you be happy?
I usually fill my car and pay with a credit card. So as long as I paid what I filled, I couldn't care less really, however, the analogy doesn't apply because the gas pump has always been real-time. The Rogers meter has not.
When you signed on with Rogers you knew they only tracked to the last day. You cannot blame them for keeping their system. If you (now) want a real time system, this would likely cost more and you again are asking for something that will increase our prices (like your governmental oversight). If the "one day behind" system is not good enough, please track your own.
There are several separate issues here. Firstly, does the amount that Rogers bills reflect usage - the answer is yes. Secondly do they provide real-time monitoring - no, only daily - if you want more - please monitor yourself. You can't tell me that anyone looked at their hydro meter to see if they were going to go over the 600/1000 kWh threshold where the hydro would cost them more.
If you constantly have concerns about "going over" your cap, subscribe to the next level or purchase "Cap insurance". You must find the internet very useful to use it so much and you should subscribe to a service that meets your needs, not worry each month whether you can watch a movie or not.
Hugh, you've always been an advocate of "user pay". I don't wish my
bills or taxes going up because you
want a special service.
I completely agree. I would really like to see some accurate measurement at the modem level.
If the current daily Rogers monitoring is not adequate for your needs, get yourself some appropriate tracking software/hardware. I believe it is available to track "inside" and "outside" usage.