Stop The Meter On Your Internet Use

November 2, 2010 at 4:06am

This is where Canadians take a stand against price gouging by big phone and cable companies 

 

Phone and cable companies are about to put a pay meter on your Internet use.

 

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We’re looking at a future where big telecom companies will charge per byte for Internet use, 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 phone and cable are obviously trying to gouge consumers, control the Internet market, and ensure that consumers continue to subscribe to their television services.

 

This will crush innovative services, Canada's digital competitiveness, social progress, and your wallet.

We urgently need to send a clear message to party leaders that we refuse to be gouged by big phone and cable companies. Enough is enough.

 

Sign this petition to tell the party leaders we want them to take a stand against pay-metered Internet this election. We want a positive vision for our digital future

 

 

Sign the Stop The Meter petition by ‘liking’ or sharing this note or posting a comment below.

 

*Be sure to also sign the petition online here: http://StopTheMeter.ca

 

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Want to know more? Here’s the lowdown:

  • This severely limits competition in the telecommunications market, which is bad for innovation and diversity of content.
  • This also means that the cost will necessarily be passed down to you, the consumer.
  • Usage-based billing, or metering discriminates against certain forms of information insofar as it charges consumers more for content that requires the use of a large amount of gigabytes, such as audio and video.
  • This also means that those who produce media-based art, and depend on the Internet to show the world their work, are less able to produce and disseminate their content freely. This means less innovation and more control of art, film, music, and other forms we may not yet know of!

Sign the petition and save the freest medium we have ever known (again!). Stop the meter and save our net!

 

 

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