While the United States is poised to gut its own net neutrality rules sometime in the next month, Canadian regulators just doubled down on protecting it -- and have now created some of the toughest net neutrality rules in the world.
Canadian regulators had already passed functional net neutrality rules that prohibited blocking and other blatantly anti-competitive behaviors. But the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) this week released its full, final guidelines http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2017/2017-104.htm that take things further, effectively prohibiting giant ISPs from using arbitrary usage caps to give their own content an unfair market advantage (aka zero rating).
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I'd expound my thinking, but then I'd have to kill myself!
Read this recently and previously knew nothing about net neutrality. Now I do and I'm pleased that our government is taking a stand that favours the consumer.
Mind you still pay the highest Internet and cellular fees in the world, but little things help.
When discussing "COST", one needs to consider all the multitudes and interrelated costs, even the ones the consumer experiences by having their information sold without their permission!
So cost's aren't just what you pay out of pocket.. it's everything else combined.
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