Comment 56572

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted January 17, 2011 at 08:19:51

The CRTC also recently bent to Bell's wishes to cap and bill based on bandwidth for wholesale leases of the phone lines. This means that all of the smaller DSL companies are basically going to struggle to stay in business as bell jacks their bills up and forces them to pass the cost on to the consumer.

Critics of this move suspect that the influx of pay-for-stream media companies (netflix for example) are a major cause for this. The "old boys" used to operating under a virtual monopoly are losing control of the revenue stream for digital content. The only "safe" move for them is to make the data transfer itself expensive.

While other progressive countries are seeing deeper penetration of high speed data networks and lower bandwidth costs, Canada just took a huge step backwards with artificial limitation and price inflation.

Who exactly is the CRTC looking out for?

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