The Screen Composers Guild of Canada (GSGC) is demanding that the government slap a tax on ISPs to subsidize the work they are paid for.
If this is any indication of things to come, accessing the Internet could be a whole lot more expensive in the future. Julius Genachowski, Chairman for the FCC has come out in support of usage-based billing in the US for cable companies.
In a way, it’s surprising that Canada is still talking about Usage Based Billing. Yet, here we are today with the CRTC (Canada’s regulator for industries like this) holding hearings on ISPs pushing to make sure Usage Based Billing is permitted in the marketplace.
What could possibly be the reason why the US has such (loading article, please wait…)
If you download Linux ISOs, stream movies from Netflix, listen to podcasts, play online games, or are grabbing the latest open source software such as Open Office, Gimp or FireFox, and live in Canada, this next story will probably be of big concern for you. ISPs are starting initiating bandwidth caps and rolling out higher […]
Jesse Browns Search Engine on CBC covered a very interesting topic recently. The growth of bandwidth consumption went down 45% in Canada recently.