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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Excess bandwidth fees with Bell Canada DSL

I found this on Alan Gahtan's blog: looks like Bell DSL has a download cap... I thought this was a thing of the past!

From the Blog of Alan Gahtan
January 1, 2007
Excess bandwidth fees - Bell Canada

"I’ve noticed that Bell Canada has recently lowered its bandwidth caps on some of its high speed internet plans. I’m not sure when this happened but do recall that the higher end plans, which now have bandwidth caps of 30 GB per month, were up at around 100 GB last time I looked (perhaps a year ago?). Bell does state that the cap “applies to new clients without a term agreement; $1.00/additional GB, rounded up to the next GB of up to $30/month”. So they may have grandfathered existing customers, or at least the ones that had signed up for a term plan. See this chart to compare the various plans offered. While this seems like a high limit, it would not be hard to reach it for households who use IPTV services or who have kids running bit torrent."



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