Linked by fran on Tue 1st Feb 2011 23:04 UTC
Internet & Networking There is a falling out between governments & ISPs on the one hand and consumer groups and companies like YouTube and Netflix on the other. Lately more punitive measures affecting these companies and consumers have emerged that include increased throttling, greater per-usage billing and lower internet caps. The internet as whole is struggling to find a self-sustaining business model that supports the rising speed and bandwidth requirements of consumers and online media purveyors. The conflict boils down to who should pay and to what degree they should pay.
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If you dig into the various CRTC filings, meeting minutes, etc. you'll discover that Bell was completely unable to show any sort of congestion on their network, even during peak hours.

Also, as a public company, they regularly report their MASSIVE profits. Not just income, profit.

They're looking for a handout, and they're getting two: big tax cuts for corporations, and free money from their competitors via UBB.

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