Angry Robot

bit caps

Sympatico High Speed has imposed a bit cap, so now users will be charged if they transfer more than 5 gigs a month. Obviously this is pathetic, and flies in the face of everything their marketing promises – but we can be sure that marketing will not be amended to include phrases like, “download large files – just not too many.” So visit the Residential Broadband Users’ Association, sign their petition, and — oh wait, Bell pulled their online poll about bit caps, which showed 95% were opposed to them. Fancy that! Non-Canadians, you should get worked up about this too; your giant corporations can’t be far behind. (As an aside, it’s nice to see the Globe reporting on this, given that Bell owns them now.)