Basically what it all comes down to is, the CRTC is going to screw us over. As of currently, our internet at the moment is somewhat unlimited. We pay a flat rate every month, and then day in, day out, we download all sort of music, youtube, and if you’re like me, torrent all the HD seasons of favourite T.V. shows, movies, even full music albums all without notice. What the CRTC proposes, however is that now we get charged for EVERY single byte we use, like how it is on a cellphone. Want to download the new HD Blu Ray rip of that new rad movie you want to watch? Most of those files are a good 3 GB each, you would be charged a shitload. Even to youtube all those pointless but absolutely hilarious 3 minute videos about cats at 2 in the morning would be pricy. But here’s the good part, our government is finally jumping onboard against this, as the NDP and Liberals have now openly come forward to us their support. (All except for the Conservatives…obviously. Jesus, Stephen Harper and his bitch posy:/)
Doesn’t matter how old you are, if you live in Canada, this is going to affect you. But you can jump onboard against this as well by signing this petition:
George Stroumboulopoulos talks about the impending internet metering on CBC.
Just talking downloading legal stuff- streaming online games, skype, hell even downloading content for your games, leaving your browser open on ad-heavy websites, they all use up a lot of bandwidth.
Bell vs. Teksavvy’s George Burger on the facts on Bandwidth