A new proposed limit to the amount of internet bandwidth that all Canadian companies can offer their customers has Canadian citizens incredibly angered!
A few months ago, Bell Canada, a leading service provider for satellite television, high-speed internet and cell phone service, has moved to set a limit on the amount of internet bandwidth all Canadian internet companies can offer their members, regardless of whether or not they’re in some way connected to Bell themselves.
Bell has applied for a 2 GB monthly bandwidth limit for dial-up users of Canadian companies, and a 60 GB monthly limit for high-speed users. This means that yours truly, who is currently operating on dial-up internet, will be extremely angered by the fact that he will no longer be able to download an unlimited amount of Cartoon Network videos on YouTube.
In my opinion, Bell has no right to interfere with the policies of other internet companies within Canada. Right now, dial-up service has unlimited bandwidth, so although it takes longer to download videos and upload files, I can download or upload an unlimited amount of content. With this rule in place, Bell will essentially rule over the internet market in Canada. Pay a monthly fee for a limited amount of dial-up bandwidth, or pay an even higher monthly fee for a limited amount of high-speed bandwidth. They have no right to enforce this upon us. It’s just another way to force us to upgrade to high-speed and pay more money.
I don’t know about you, but I have enough monthly expenditures at the moment. I don’t even have cable or satellite television right now – I’m still working off my old trusty rabbit ears; well, at least until they change the signal next year to high-definition. But that’s another topic to discuss.
For the moment, Bell is appealing to the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to implement their internet limits on the other Canadian providers. As for me? All I can do is hope that the appeal is rejected, but seeing as how the CRTC is the same liberal-corrupted commission that banned most of the U.S. television networks from sending their signals to Canada (including Cartoon Network and Sci-Fi), I’m doubtful.