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Is it time to stop paying for Cable TV?

Cable Guy

I recall when I was young, my parents paid about $45 monthly for Cable TV services and at that time we may have had about 82 channels in standard definition. Technology has evolved so quickly that nearly every home now has at least one HDTV television. The issue today is that HDTV comes with a cost. A cost that begins …

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Shaw to change pricing plans due to public outcry

Shaw has just announced a new pricing plan to offer higher download caps at higher prices as well as new unlimited plans. This stands out from the usual pricing schemes of lowering download caps and increasing both speed AND overage fees such as Rogers and Bell. Shaw’s mindset here is greater flexibility and customers increased use of the internet will …

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The Internet Police. How Canada is losing it’s Privacy and Freedom of Speech

Posted by Justin Here at tektok we understand the importance of technology specific issues such as privacy and net neutrality. Not only are these politically pressing issues that need immediate attention from the public eye but these issues will get worse for Canada as technology evolves and continues to play an increasing role in our every day lives. Back in 1999 …

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Teksavvy increases monthly bandwidth cap to 300GB

As a result of the CRTC decision to re-evaluate the UBB ruling, Teksavvy has re-instated their unlimited internet plans for those that have been grandfathered , and for other plans they have increased the monthly limit from 200GB to 300GB,  effective March 1.  Bell  has also admitted that the usage calculator has been acting wonky and over-calculating (ouch).  Teksavvy’s current internet plans can be …

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CRTC to delay Usage Based Billing Cap

CRTC chair Konrad von Finckenstein today advised that Bell Canada requested the original effective date of March 1, be  delayed by 60 days. Given the mass amounts of Canadians challenging the ruling, the CRTC agrees they will use this time to reconsider their decision. Von Finckenstein noted only a small percentage of consumers are heavy users, based on statistics provided …

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CRTC Decision to be overruled: Tony Clement via Twitter

Tonight, Industry Minister Tony Clement has confirmed the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) decision for UBB (usage based billing) will be overruled, and the CRTC must go back to the drawing board. This is great news for Canada, and Canadians should feel proud for speaking out and making a difference.  This is also good news for Netflix, who recently brought streaming …

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TekSavvy customers throttled by CRTC ruling

Customers who once enjoyed their internet experience are furious about a recent email sent from TekSavvy.  Teksavvy was known for their higher than usual bandwidth cap, or even unlimited downloading for many customers. After a CRTC ruling last week, allowing the bigger internet providers to start metering bandwidth (UBB or Usage Based Billing), they no longer have the same feeling. “From March 1 …

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Netflix releases Canadian Top ISP Performance Charts


Netflix has posted a chart showing the performance of the top Canadian Internet Service Providers. The chart is exactly how I would have imagined and doesnt really offer any surprises.  Shaw provides both 50MB and 100MB packages, Rogers provide up to 50MB,  while Bell and Telus top out  at 25MB.  This chart shows exactly those results. While having higher speed internet …

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