reply to post by AzureSky
Until they ban proxies, vpns, and encryption, I'm not that worried, might end up costing me an extra 5-10$ a month on top of my phonebill. No one
should be surprised by this, if you are caught off guard you must have been sleeping for several years. Harper promised he'd pass this bill, and the
instant he "won" a "majority" we knew he'd ram it down our throats.
You've got several years AFTER this goes into effect before the telcos will have the system in place and running. What we can expect though, is some
smaller isps to tank and get bought up ( part of the plan ) then traffic shaping technology will be implemented across the board (where it isn't
already, I'm looking at YOU Rogers.) so you'll see much slower speeds during peek times, as well as rate increases as the government sure isn't
going to foot the multi-billion dollar bill.
See, you have to admit, Harper is a genius with this. He's killing several birds with 1 large dick shaped stone:
Legalize going after dissenters and activists online
Legalize the illegal wiretapping system currently in place in the US, and bring it to Canadian soil to monitor ALL communications of ALL citizens in
Cave to the US MPAA / RIAA lobbyists pushing for extreme limits on what we can do with our content.
Force the smaller, friendlier ISPS, out of business allowing large Corporations to swallow them up and expand their monopoly over telecommunications
All of this slowly, but steadily, leading towards Internet 2.0 which, if any of you are old enough to remember, will look a hell of a lot like
BTW this article is from May in case anyone was wondering.