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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 2011-04-26, 12:35 PM
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 2011-04-26, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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I have removed a number of posts asking about Shaw's Extreme Speed announcements but have left gworg's post as he was kind enough to post the thread where it was being discussed.

If you are returning to this thread to discuss Shaw's Extreme Speed upgrade please see the thread from Gworg. This thread is to discuss the apparent return of UBB at Telus and Shaw and perhaps others.

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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 2011-04-29, 01:51 AM
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UBB pricing

Telus does not offer the "high speed turbo" plan ($52 per month, 125 GB cap) in my neighborhood - best I can get is the "high speed" plan ($39 per month, 75 GB cap). I expect that I will use about 100 GB per month. If they leave the overage charge as it is now at $2 per GB, I could be billed an additional $50 and will be paying more for my "high speed" plan than for a "high speed turbo" plan. I would be wiliing to pay the $52 for "high speed turbo" if it was available.

They need to consider that due to limitations in their infrastructure, some of us cannot simply upgrade our service to avoid overuse charges; pricing should reflect that.
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 2011-05-27, 01:21 AM
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i think shaw is backpeddling away from the data caps now ever since netflix changed their streaming bandwidths.

This was a move by the big cable companys to try and keep netflix out of canada and protect their tv vod monopolys or else make netflix cost on par with cable tv services.

Now that netflix offers customers the ability to adjust the quality and essentially the data usage so as to stay under the proposed limits the idea of imposing these caps is irrelevant now.

The cable companys are going to start to feel the pinch in the next few years as netflix grows in canada.

at the lowest quality setting netflix now streams about 0.3 gb per hour. at 24 hours a day continous streaming that would put me at just a little over 200 gb a month.

maybe I should not say "backpeddling away from caps" but talking about redesigning the caps in a way to once again make netflix unappealing.

just my 2 cents.
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 2011-05-28, 01:42 PM
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Actually, Shaw's recently raised (doubled) their existing caps, and introduced a new pricing structure for internet that includes speeds from 50-250 Mbps, progressive data caps, and an "unlimited data" option. If you exceed the data caps on their new plans, you get bumped to the next higher plan for the remainder of the month. The only downside is that there is not [yet] any standalone pricing for the new plans.

For more info on Shaw's new plans, please visit the Shaw threads.
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