With more and more people looking to the internet for their daily tasks, companies such as Bell, Rogers and the dreaded Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications commission (CRTC) have come with with a sneaky "Back-door" tactic to pour out more money from its customers with an internet pay meter, charging as much as $2 more for every GB you go over. One of the ironic things about this which really pisses me off is that it costs these companies as little as $0.01 per GB to route information to us, the customers. With myself being a heavy internet user and often downloading games off Steam and watching streaming videos online have already been affected by this, previously paying a hefty $35 fee on top of my bill a few months back, which has had me considering to change my ISP to a more reliable provider Teksavvy. They, (unlike many of the other greedy ISP's) actually don't support this bloody meter and they aren't one that's always seeking for another way to make its customers bleed more money. On a related note, it always has been Bell, the who has been sending reps from India to constantly harass my phone line, urging me to switch. HA!
|Demonstrators gather in down-town Toronto Friday, Feb, 4th, 2011|
for a 'Stop The Internet Meter' to protest the usage-based billing.
Now, these companies, (like what they do best) are trying to hide the publics eyes from this and keep the population uninformed so they can do their magic behind the curtains and the relative majority of people don't even know whats going on. So do what i did, help fight the Usage Based Billing, and sign the meter:
Aswell, here are a few videos you may want to see: