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Stop the Meter Day of Action

Stop the Meter Day of Action

Stop the Meter Day of Action

The other day I headed out with Open Media’s Digital Action Team to dress up like internet traffic police and spread the word about the Stop the Meter National Day of Action. We dressed up like the internet police and handed out tickets for internet usage.

For those of you that haven’t heard, the major internet service providers in Canada are planning to cap bandwidth usage and charge people who go over. While internet in Canada costs between 3 and 5 cents per gigabyte to provide, the internet service providers are planning on charging anywhere from $2-4 per gig.

That’s just too much. We already have some of the most expensive and slowest internet in the world. Any problems that they are currently having servicing people are due to their lack of investment in maintaining their infrastructure while they knew that people’s usage was increasing. Their plans to charge consumers extra without improving their service amounts to a) poor planning and b) price gouging.

So we hit the streets and gathered a bunch of signatures for our petition. It was freezing cold but a lot of fun was had by all.

Stop the Meter Day of Action

One Response to “Stop the Meter Day of Action”

  1. A Strange Boy Says:

    I used to work for one of the big three cell phone companies (the one that rhymes with Hell…and it really was) and I learned never to underestimate the ways the telecom companies can and will gouge a customer.

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