So, on Feb 1 Shaw & Primus will start charging extra for those who do a lot of downloading. Doesn’t sound bad, right? I mean you don’t download a lot, or do you? Think about it, because it applies to all those videos you stream to watch, if you are using a service like Netflex, or how about the music you listen to off of iTunes?
All that is actually downloading, and so you could be at risk.
Why are they able to do that, because the Harper stacked CRTC allowed Bell to do that. They allowed throttling, and now we are all, going ot pay through the nose, for using the Internet.
Many may not understand, but everytime your browser goes to a site, it actually downloads stuff, so you can view it on your computer. By itself, not too much, but then, what is too much? All that is going to be decided by the big boys in the boardroom.
And as the story says, the cost being charged to others, from Bell, is many many times the cost of the service. In other words, it is just a CASH GRAB by Harper’s cronies, in big business.
Don’t know about you folks, but really, I’ve had about enough of Stephen Harper & his pandering to the needs of every big boardroom, instead of actually giving a fuck about us, the people. I am sick ‘n tired of his bullshit, his contempt for Democracy, with his fear mongering, his obscene pandering to Big Business.
Now, in an effort to control the Internet, to help keep dissent hidden from the average person, he’s allowing the Internet to be strangled, by excessive fees. We lose, his campaign war chest gets bigger.
Time to Turf the Bum out of Office, just like we did in ’93 with the Mulroney Crowd.