You. Me. And the Internet.
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.
We urgently need to send a clear message to Ottawa, saying that we won’t stand by while some of the most profitable companies in the country indiscriminately add news fees to our Internet bills. Enough is enough.
UPDATE: The CRTC has just made a decision that paves the way for new internet fees to be added to your bill. To stop this we need to raise our voices now more than ever.
Sign the petition here.