Originally published: November 14, 2011
Last updated: December 21, 2011 - 6:15am
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canada's telecom regulator, will finally go public with its decision on whether to let incumbent service providers like Bell Canada place usage-based billing (UBB) rates on their wholesale competitor service provider customers.
The possible implementation of UBB has been a major point of debate between traditional telcos, competitive providers and consumers. After angry consumers and politicians voiced their concerns that if their respective independent service providers like TekSavvy would have to implement UBB they would no longer be able to get unlimited all-you-can-eat data plans and would have to pay more for their connections. This drove the CRTC to reconsider its rules.
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