As early as next week, the controversial Canadian Radio and Television Commission's (CRTC) ruling on Usage Based Billing will be reversed, says Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Industry Tony Clement.
Part of the decision may have had at to do with the many who, together with OpenMedia.org, opposed the ruling. Or that the bandwidth costs were clearly inflated. But it also may have at to do with the embarrassing fact that, according to this Financial Post article, out of 30 countries surveyed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), only Canada and Australia offer their citizens no Internet subscriptions with unlimited downloads.
Meanwhile, in online forums, people are trying to figure out if the CRTC is run by the ignorant, the incompetent or simply retired executives from the big TelCos in order to explain approval on such a stupid decision that favours gouging the consumer.
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