Internet Usage Based Billing In Canada. My Thoughts. Yours?

Stop Usage Based Billing in Canada

Stop Usage Based Billing in Canada

Okay, here is my rant about what the CRTC approved about Usage Based Billing (UBB).

I’m living in rural Alberta with no highspeed options aside from an aircard or satellite.  Which, by the way, are expensive and not very reliable from my experiences.

Here’s the CRTC post regarding usage based billing. Telecom Decision CRTC 2011-44t

Usage Based Billing is what I anticipated years ago, yet I’m still upset about it.  The reason I’m upset is that I love the internet and its capabilities. (Helping people to be be informed of civil unrest, wartime atrocities, corrupt politicians, Youtube, or watching funny videos on

Uploading pics and videos of me and my friends having fun together, whether to share with them or anyone on this lovely planet is WAY MORE gratifying than waiting for a new show to air on TV.  It doesn’t seem to connect me to my friends as much.

I wonder what this guy would think about UBB if he were alive today…

Alexander Graham Bell Phoning the CRTC to say "Usage Based Billing Blows!"

Alexander Graham Bell Phoning the CRTC to say "Usage Based Billing Blows!"

I like television shows and movies, don’t get me wrong, they make me smile every day and the people that work in the film industry work hard to bring us quality programming (aside from the annoying ads…)

The biggest reason I’m upset is that why do we now have to pay extra to connect with my family and friends, just because the communication infrastructure here in Canada can’t possible cope with the current demands…  The fact that the big ISP’s spearheaded this is making me think of sending the CRTC a written letter to complain… It’s going to be on a typewriter or even handwritten.   I figured I would “Do Them A Kindness” and save them a couple of bucks on bandwidth…  Maybe I’ll get a response, maybe not.  Thoughts?


Here’s a link for a few blogs against UBB, haven’t read a lot of it, at least we’re starting to blog about it.
Online petition to stop UBB in Canada
Stop Usage Based Billing In Canada – A WordPress Site

Blogspot is off…. WordPress is ON!

It’s Official… I’ve switched to WordPress… More features and widgets.  Sorry Google.

Just so you’re not worried, all of my posts are there as well.
Happy Blogging Trolls.

Auto Style Over Safety in 1965

I love the CBC archives. Every once in a while you find a gem that’s funny and shocking at the same time.

The video starts with cars being run into concrete walls at high speed starts this one off and has commentary from members of the big automakers of the day; General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, American Motors, and Studebaker. Very entertaining… But it gets better.

Apparently, industry was the experts on car safety, and some of the public were willing to give up some safety for additional “style”….. If the auto makers were forced to add additional safety features, there would be a public backlash and it would hurt sales.

Once of the funniest things said throughout this whole film was this,

“20% of our cars were ordered without window washers last year” – American Motors Rep.

WTF? What were people thinking back then? Oh wait, seat belts weren’t mandatory until 1966, maybe a few banged their head against a steel dash in a fender bender and it affected their judgment up to that point in history.

Definitely worth watching.

Court: attorney-client e-mails not private if you’re at work

Court: attorney-client e-mails not private if you’re at work.

The ugliest ceiling light ever…

I’m staring at my entry way light and thinking…. This has
to get replaced. Thoughts?