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Canadians infuriated by usage-based Internet billing bill

Posted on Thursday, February 03 2011 @ 13:42:42 CET by

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has passed new regulations that will force Internet Server Providers (ISPs) to charge customers on a per-gigabyte basis. The legislation would effectively end unlimited bandwidth plans in Canada, but according to a report over at Neowin a massive backlash from Canadians forced the government to step-in and request the CRTC to overturn the decision.
During the short few days after the original announcement to end 'unlimited use' Internet plans, a massive backlash from consumers everywhere across Canada, and even around the world, forced the government to step-in and request the CRTC overturn the decision.

One website titled "Stop the Meter" asked for users to sign a petition, which gathered over 357,000 signatures to stop the bill. The CRTC said that it has received thousands of complaints about the decision, a strong sign of displeasure among Canadians.

This news will be well received by Canadians, where many started to worry about the Internet cap usage shrinking from as much as 200GB down to a mere 25GB per month.



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