Friday, April 20, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors Arrive to Offer Great Value
Lenovo Unveils New moto g6 and moto e5 Smartphones
SpaceX Successfully Launches NASA's TESS Spacecraft
LG SmartThinQ Home Appliances Get Amazon Alexa Connectivity
Huawei Announces New Honor 10 Flagship Smartphone
Garmin Announces Connect IQ 3.0 with New apps from Trailforks, Yelp, iHeartRadio
Intel Open Sources the nGraph Compiler for Deep Learning Systems
Facebook Seeking to Hire Chip Designers
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Canada ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, February 04, 2011
Canada Delays Usage-Based Billing For Internet Users


The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC,) the country's broadcast regulator, late Thursday announced that it would delay its plans to end unlimited online access packages offered by small Internet service providers (ISPs).

"Our decisions were set to take effect on March 1, 2011. We have since received from Bell Canada a request that we delay the implementation date by 60 days. A party from our last proceeding, Vaxination Informatique, has also filed a request for a delay," said Konrad von Finckenstein, Q.C., Chairman of the CRTC.

In light of these requests and the evident concerns expressed by Canadians, the Commission has decided to delay the implementation of usage-based billing for wholesale customers by at least 60 days.

The Commission added that it would will also launch a review of its decision to verify that:

- it protects consumers
- those who use the Internet heavily pay for their excess use, and
- Small ISPs retain maximum flexibility and continue to be a key source of innovation in the industry.

CRTC Chairman also reiterated the Commission?s view that usage-based billing is a legitimate principle for pricing Internet services.

"We are convinced that Internet services are no different than other public utilities, and the vast majority of Internet users should not be asked to subsidize a small minority of heavy users. For us, it is a question of fundamental fairness. Let me restate: ordinary users should not be forced to subsidize heavy users," he said.

"In addition, we want to be absolutely certain that the modalities we have established are the most flexible under the circumstances and do not hinder innovation or harm Small ISPs," he added.

The feds disagree, and instead back Internet user groups that raised the alarm last week over the CRTC ruling major ISPs like Bell Canada and Rogers Communications can determine usage rates, including overage fees, charged by smaller resellers using their bandwith.


Previous
Next
Microsoft's Security Advisory For February Includes Three Critical Patches        All News        Crysis 2 Minimum Specifications Revealed
Microsoft's Security Advisory For February Includes Three Critical Patches     General Computing News      Google Offers $20,000 To Potential Chrome Browser Hackers

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
New Arm SoC Solution Enables Rapid Development of Secure IoT Devices
Microsoft Announces IoT Security Solution and Protection in Microsoft 365
Japan Display To Raise Funds Through New Share Issuance and Asset Sale
LG Display Brings Crystal Sound OLED tech to Lighting
HP Delivers Revamped Elitebook and Zbook Lines, Additions to 4K monitor lineup and New Thunderbolt Dock G2
Mozilla's "Project Things" Framework Connects Your Devices to the Web
JDI Develops Transparent Glass-based Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor
LG Display Q4 Profit Fell on Low Panel Prices, New OLED Investments
LG Patents a Folding Smartphone
Samsung's Galaxy X Foldable May Have Appeared at CES
2018 Will See First Uses of 8K Resolution Displays
BOE Presents 75-inch, China-made 8K UHD display at CES 2018

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .