bakedjake - 6:52 pm on Feb 1, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: bakedjake at 7:01 pm (utc) on Feb 1, 2011]
All 2011-24 talks about is the discount rate for UBB for CLECs.
2010-255 is the big one, and it's just a Bell tariff.
This is an astroturf campaign by the CLECs, because they didn't get the 50% discount rate on UBB they wanted. If they would have gotten it, there wouldn't be such an outcry because no one would have known about it until prices went up (considering the relevant tariff decision actually happened 7 months ago).
To be clear: no provider is required, other than Bell itself to its retail customers, to charge based on usage. Bell has decided to, and it affects people who resell Bell DSL. That's it. At least until another tariff is filed.
Further, no reseller is required to charge customers on a usage basis by law or statute or decision. That decision gives Bell the right to implement UBB on a wholesale basis and mandates that Bell implement UBB for its retail customers so that it does not have an unfair advantage. Resellers could conceivably keep unlimited internet plans if their business models supported it.
[edited by: bakedjake at 7:01 pm (utc) on Feb 1, 2011]