douyou ([personal profile] douyou) wrote2011-01-30 03:33 am

THROWING LIGHTSTICKS AT CRTC, BRB

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I'll quote the petition for it here, just in case you don't want to bother to click the link:
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are about to impose usage-based billing on YOU.

This means we're looking at a future where ISPs will charge per byte, the way they do with smart phones. If we allow this to happen Canadians will have no choice but to pay MUCH more for less Internet. Big Telecom companies are obviously trying to gouge consumers, control the Internet market, and ensure that consumers continue to subscribe to their television services.

These Big Telecom companies are forcing small competing ISPs to adopt the same pricing scheme, so that we have no choice but to pay these punitive fees.

This will crush innovative services, Canada's digital competitiveness, and your wallet.


You can sign the petition against it here. Spread this around and do something about this, jfc.

ETA: OH AND LISTEN TO GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOLOUS TALK ABOUT IT, IN CASE YOU'RE MORE OF A VIDEO PERSON/WANT A CLEARER EXPLANATION, HE IS GREAT



ETA: This facebook note also provides a much more comprehensive rundown of what's going on, I highly recommend you read it.
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[personal profile] krissasaur 2011-01-30 08:31 am (UTC)(link)
wow i cant vouch for it, but im pretty sure thats how it was where my friend lived in NZ. She only got like 2GB a month and if she went over it she has to pay and pay and pay.

bad idea.

[identity profile] carrotsandroses.livejournal.com 2011-01-30 08:33 am (UTC)(link)
That sucks D: If you do happen to know any Canadians, spread the word. I can't afford to see this bill get passed, lol :(
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[personal profile] krissasaur 2011-01-30 08:36 am (UTC)(link)
yea... i dont think i really do.... at least... NOT FROM MEMORY. XD

but yea... thats stupid as fuck. like my friend would tell me how just watching like... 10 YT videos would put her over her limit for the month....... SO WHAT. CANADA. WHAT.

[identity profile] carrotsandroses.livejournal.com 2011-01-30 08:40 am (UTC)(link)
SOBBING, I DON'T WANT THAT KIND OF REALITY ;____;
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[personal profile] krissasaur 2011-01-30 08:41 am (UTC)(link)
I WILL LET YOU LIVE IN MY HOME IF IT HAPPENS OKAY?

[identity profile] 5-dorra.livejournal.com 2011-01-30 02:50 pm (UTC)(link)
jesus christ i hope that doesnt happen. thats BOLLOCKS. i signed the petition even tho im not from canada lol idk if it will count tho

[identity profile] carrotsandroses.livejournal.com 2011-01-30 02:53 pm (UTC)(link)
who knows, it might work, ty! ♥

and yeah, it's fucking ridic. I don't know how this thing managed to pass under the radar for so long, I can't believe I'm only hearing about it now. If it gets passed, I am going to start throwing bricks :|

[identity profile] suprockstar.livejournal.com 2011-01-31 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
btw I love your asian love.

fan of kpop, yes? :D

[identity profile] carrotsandroses.livejournal.com 2011-01-31 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
oh lol, thank you ♥

Indeed :D
I am pretty biased towards DBSK but I generally like most groups, though the only ones whose news I'll really follow these days are SNSD, Super Junior, Beast, SS501, and possibly SHINee, along with a couple of others.

[identity profile] suprockstar.livejournal.com 2011-01-31 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
Sucks that DBSK broke up, eh. :( haha I'm currently OBSESSED with SS501 (who could resist them when the leader of the group looks so damn fine, and oh so talented.), and big bang. (: Taeyang is forever going to be my love. love love love him to pieces. I really like Super Junior's new album, "All My Heart" is definitely my favorite song from it. I don't really listen to to the other groups you've named, :P but some of my friends do. I think I have a huge bias towards male singers/groups, haha but ahhh, I really like 2NE1 and wonder girls, too. (:

[identity profile] carrotsandroses.livejournal.com 2011-02-03 12:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, it's sad, but there really isn't much I can do about it aside from move on and accept what happened at this point :|

Haha yes, your love for SS501 and Big Bang are both perfectly understandable. Now if only SS501 would actually release a full album for once, when they have their comeback. It's been ages since they've done proper promotions.

The Wonder Girls and 2NE1 are both great too. I especially love 2NE1's stage presence in their performances :)

[identity profile] suprockstar.livejournal.com 2011-02-04 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
haha yeah, my friends are currently still dealing with the loss. lol damn SM !

I knowww right. Their comeback is supposed to be in early 2011, so YAY! Oh so is Big Bang's. haha YAY for that too . (: Taeyang should release another solo album btw. lol

Haha same! I love with 2NE1 and Big Bang perform together. Have you seen the performace of Taeyang and Park Bom singing "You and I" together? tooo good! (:

[identity profile] michiyu.livejournal.com 2011-01-30 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
WTF. That is so ridiculous. ಠ_ಠ

[identity profile] carrotsandroses.livejournal.com 2011-01-30 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
IKR :|

Canada why are you so docile? I can't believe this has been slipping under the radar for as long as it has. If this actually gets passed, I am going to start lighting torches and sharpening knives ಠ_ಠ

[identity profile] nothingawesome.livejournal.com 2011-02-03 06:26 am (UTC)(link)
WHAT. Is it only the big companies, or all? o___o /slow

[identity profile] carrotsandroses.livejournal.com 2011-02-03 12:48 pm (UTC)(link)
It's affecting pretty much all ISPs in Canada. From what I heard, the only provinces that will still have ISPs offering unlimited internet are Saskatchewan (Sasktel) and Nova Scotia (Eastlink). Most other major ISPs are getting onto this (e.g. Bell, Rogers, Shaw), and it will in turn affect independent ISPs (e.g. Teksavvy) since most of them purchase their internet connection through bigger companies like Bell, Rogers, Shaw, etc.