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  1. Industry News
    Bell this week informed its wholesale internet customers that Bell will be moving wholesale internet traffic to new network facilities beginning in November 2011, facilities where bandwidth throttling practices will not be applied. The announcement means Canadian internet users who are...
  2. Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    CRTC launches online consultation on wholesale Internet June 3, 2011 - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today launched an online consultation asking Canadians to comment on the way large cable and telephone companies charge independent Internet service...
  3. Industry News
    California based Netflix announced this week that its online video subscription service added 3.6 million customers in the first three months of this year. Netflix, which launched in Canada last September, ended March with a total of 23.6 million subscribers, 22.8 million in the U.S. and...
  4. Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    Now after five weeks of consultations with it customers in February and March, it appears that Canada’s largest internet service provider will go ahead with its original plan of charging additional fees to consumers who exceed their bandwidth cap. This has been reported in the Shaw Internet and...
  5. Industry News
    In February of this year, Shaw Communications said it would delay the implementation of Usage Based Billing (UBB) on its Internet Service offerings until after the company conducted a series of customer consultations. Now after five weeks of consultations with it customers in February and...
  6. Telus High Speed Internet and Home Phone
    According to this report at CTV BC, both Shaw and Telus will introduce Usage-Based-Billing (UBB) later this year. The report focused on Shaw based on their quarterly conference call for investors and analysts: CTV also contacted Telus for an on-camera interview:
  7. Industry News
    The CRTC has announced that it will hold public hearings starting July 11th as part of its now continuing review into wholesale residential high-speed Internet access services. The new proceedings, which will occur when many Canadians and Canadian politicians are on holidays, were announced...
  8. Industry News
    Usage Based Billing or UBB has been a hot topic for Canadian Internet Users over the last six to eight weeks with hundreds of thousands of Canadians signing online petitions and complaining to their Member of Parliament. In discussing UBB, the talk usually revolves bandwidth caps which are...
  9. Industry News
    Shaw Communications Inc. announced this week that it will hold thirty-five customer consultations concerning Usage Based Billing in regions serviced by Shaw beginning next week. Last week, the company said it would review and delay the implementation of usage based billing until after the...
  10. Industry News
    Bell Canada admitted yesterday that its Personal Internet Tracker, the meter which tracks its retail customers internet usage and determines who much extra they must pay for exceeding their bandwidth cap, is faulty. The admission by Bell that it was overstating Internet usage for a portion of...
  11. Industry News
    In a press release issued today, Shaw Communications said it will delay the implementation of Usage Based Billing (UBB) on its Internet Service offerings until after the company conducted a series of customer consultations. In emails to customers over the last two months, the company has been...
  12. Industry News
    Last night, Industry Trade Minister Tony Clement announced via Twitter that the Federal Cabinet would overturn the CRTC's recent decision over Usage based billing plans. In subsequent communications with the press today, Mr. Clement said the CRTC must reverse its decision or else the federal...
  13. Industry News
    DD-WRT is an open source router firmware also has a feature that can keep track of your bandwidth usage. It doesn't work on all router models, so I recommend checking out their website to see if it would work on your router. Although it doesn't have the traffic control feature like in NetGear...
  14. Industry News
    In researching a story on Usage Based Billing (UBB) for my monthly column in the Globe and Mail technology section, I had the opportunity to pose a series of questions to various Internet Service providers. A representative of Rogers Cable has informed me that beginning in July, the company...
  15. Internet, Landline and Wireless Phone
    In researching a story on Usage Based Billing (UBB) for my monthly column in the Globe and Mail technology section, I had the opportunity to speak with a representative of Rogers Cable who has informed mee that Rogers will apply Usage Based Billing to Third Party Internet Access (TPIA)...
  16. Industry News
    Internet traffic number estimates by the University of Minnesota Internet Traffic Studies and Cisco Systems have found that monthly Internet traffic in North America and around the world has grown by an astounding 40 to 50% per year in the last decade. In their Visual Networking Index (VNI)...
  17. Industry News
    In a telecom decision handed down yesterday, the CRTC has mandated that Bell Canada and other telephone carriers must offer wholesale internet access service providers a 15% discount on retail usage Billing rates beginning March 1, 2011. Wholesale or third-party Internet access (TPIA)...
  18. Industry News
    Telecommunication and Internet service provider Primus Canada last week notified customers that, effective February 1st, 2011, the company will be increasing how much it charges for internet service and lowering bandwidth caps. In an email, the company informed customers, who previously had an...
  19. Shaw High Speed Internet and Home Phone
    Well, say bye-bye to soft caps and the "nice guy" approach. http://www.shaw.ca/en-ca/ProductsServices/Internet/internetdatausage
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