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ISPs and Internet Usage in Canada

Posted Jan 31, 2011 by Suzie Ford

ISPs and Internet Usage in Canada

In his latest entry into the MMORPG.com Staff Blog, Canadian citizen and Managing Editor Jon Wood talks about impending legislation that would allow ISPs to charge users for usage. If that doesn't sound like it would take a 'byte' out of your wallet, nothing will. Check out Jon's thoughts. Don't think that just because it's Canada, it can't happen to you. Let us know your thoughts in the comments after the blog!

With all of that said though, I wanted to take a minute and address a concern that’s been growing here in my home country of Canada. It seems that the CRTC (a blessedly shortened name for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission), the branch of our government that regulates our entertainment, has given the green light to a proposal that would allow our cable companies, and more importantly our internet service providers, the right to charge per byte for internet usage... you know, the same way that the phone companies charge for 3G access. 

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom