@JohnnyCanuck, tux and I were linking to the paginated version of the transcript, you were linking to the printable version of the same transcript.
I don't see anything inaccurate in the FP article. For example:
However, it now appears after meeting with its users, Shaw appears set to go ahead and implement some form of UBB on its retail customers.
“We are of the mind that we still have a tremendous upside in terms of pricing power on our Internet services and through the course of our consultations with our customers, I think what we’ve seen from that is a recognition that the principle of ‘if you use more, you should pay more’ holds true,” Shaw chief executive Bradley Shaw is quoted as saying in a transcript of the call from April 13.
I can guarantee that Shaw won't have "usage based billing" because "we don't use that word, that other word anymore". It's also clear that customers that use more will pay more, whether they're Shaw customers or Telus customers. The good news is that it appears that Shaw's thresholds will be raised before they start charging more. Here is Brad Shaw's comment in full context:
Blair Abernethy - Stifel Nicolaus:
I just wanted to follow up a little bit more on the Internet if I could. The usage based billing, talking, you've been doing, you haven't really given us a sense of when do you think you might actually begin to shift the pricing over to usage based billing, first off and secondly given the tiers you have now in the product with high-end of 100 Mbps do you see those – has your feedback given you a sense that there is more tiers required and I guess also with the gateway product coming does that maybe push it to move the higher end up?
Brad Shaw - CEO:
Yeah, that was one of the conclusion we came to was that the threshold because we don't use that word, that other word anymore, the thresholds that were in place, should probably be more generous and which is part of a win-win kind of solution. Our customers questioned the thresholds and the levels based on the kind of usage that they are experiencing. Interesting enough the Netflix usage actually on our network has gone down since they introduced that – I'll call it the low-grade movie viewing experience which was intended to maybe not have customers hitting those thresholds as quickly as they would on a higher grade kind of viewing experience. So there are some impacts that have already been already been felt as a result of this and I think one of them is, we have a much, much better sense of what's important to our customers and our customers have said, we are prepared to pay more for higher value service.