Update on usage based billing (UBB)
This image is getting a lot of attention. Today Michael Geist has released an article on Unpacking The Policy Issues Behind Bandwidth Caps & Usage Based Billing.
My MP has told me she opposes gouging consumers through usage-based billing. The liberal party is against UBB. Tony Clement, the industry minister has stated he is also reviewing the decision. The prime minister’s office has just said they’ve requested a review of the CRTC’s decision. With 250,000 Canadians having signed the sign the meter campaign, it looks likely the CRTC decision will be overturned.
The big question now is strategy; I hope my friends Steve Anderson and Rocky from Teksavvy have a next steps strategy that such a powerful momentum can put us into an internet landscape that has the world’s respect, as right now we’re a laughing stock.