There used to be Global Television. Do they still exist?
CBC and CTV are both networks, with multiple stations across Canada. Hamilton used to have CHCH Channel 11. I believe there are also specialty channels on cable, but I’m not sure if any are Canadian or not.
The CRTC ruled in Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-77 (see points 247-249) that each of the cable ISPs could set their own methods for managing “the potential negative outcome of high-consuming bandwidth end-users”, and that whatever they implement would be applied equally to their own customers, and to the customer receiving service from that cable ISP’s Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) providers (resellers).
What kind of logic does Bell and CRTC have with UBB? I won’t echo the repercussions since you’ve done a good job with that. It’s just that the logic escapes me even if Bell actually wants to enlarge profits. Does the PR image even bother them?
I’m not venting – or maybe I am. I just can’t conceive that the government and the CRTC body are letting them do that… what’s the real reward?
There aren’t too many things that are as alien as this.
It can’t hurt to try. He doesn’t seem to have an email address (he used to but it’s been discontinued) and it seems constituents are forced to use this form: https://www.premier.gov.on.ca/feedback/feedback.asp?Lang=EN The response from the City of Vancouver was fabulous; getting other levels of government involved isn’t a bad idea at all.
Whenever I have to use a form like this I save a copy for myself so i remember hat I said when they finally respond.
It may or may not work. The information I had is from 2007, so it is certainly possible that the Premier responded to the frustration many of us feel at being forced to use web forms rather than email. I will send email and see what happens. If it works, we thank my friend Sandra, if it doesn’t, it’s my error for passing it out without first testing it. 🙂
1) Does Bell currently charge its own customers with a Usage-Based Billing method, and is simply seeking permission to extend this to its resellers? Or is it seeking permission to use this model, even with its own customers?
2) Where does BellAliant fall into this? The two primary ISPs in Atlantic Canada are BellAliant (a merger? of Bell with the previous telco, Aliant, which itself was a merger of the individual provincial telcos), and EastLink (cable provider). Would BellAliant be considered a reseller, is it considered “Bell”, or does it fall outside the scope of this ruling? Knowing this would be quite helpful for rallying local politicians.