wheel - 3:02 pm on Feb 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
That's all fine bakedjake - but there's a world of difference between the technical intricacies, and the real world effect.
The real world effect of this change is immediate higher costs for lower service to Canadian consumers. Nobody's getting better service for lower costs as a result. Lots of people are immediately seeing higher prices for lower service.
I've already received my email. Cost me another $15 a month and I don't download movies or music.
Worse, I've been starting to consider building an internet TV box. This change has killed that idea, it's no longer really viable unless I want to pay rates that I perceive as being gouged.
So my costs went up, and I'm no longer going to use the internet as heavily as I once did.
That's hardly regulation that's contributing to a competitive environment.