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TORONTO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Smaller Canadian Internet service providers, who operate via networks owned by bigger telecom firms such as BCE Inc, will soon have to pass along the bulk of their host's charges for extra bandwidth use, the federal telecom regulator said on Tuesday.
The move limits the independent ISPs' ability to offer unlimited data plans, just months after Netflix (NFLX.O) opened for business in Canada, and gives greater pricing power to large carriers such as BCE's (BCE.TO) Bell unit and Telus (T.TO).
The new usage-based billing policy takes effect March 31. However, t
This isn't that big of a deal.
And to the other person, yes you can run a server on 100mb/s.
And to the other person...How many people watch HD TV over their internet? It costs ISPs to transfer data, run servers as well. Say you want to watch 100 hours of HD video. That's 750GB of data a month. Sorry but that's just fricken ridiculous. I can see why they'd want to limit your usage if you are doing that.
Mahar's lawyer, Paul Armarego, notified Prime Minister Stephen Harper of the affair earlier today and provided him with copies of a number of related documents by FedEx courier. It is alleged that the case of corruption has cost Canadians a total of more than $1.2 billion through an illicit accounting scheme for cable television rates.
A copy of Armarego's submission to Prime Minister Harper has been provided to John A. Honderich, Chair of the Board for Torstar Corporation, owner of the Toronto Star.