Tuesday, March 15, 2011

U.S. Internet Over-Use Charges One-Tenth of Canadian Charges

AT&T has introduced a bandwidth cap on DSL usage that has sparked some outrage in the U.S. for how it will affect Netflix customers among others. However, the over-use charges are only one-tenth of what is generally charged in Canada.

AT&T charges $10 for each additional 50 GB of bandwidth used above a base allocation of 150 GB. This works out to 20 cents per GB. Canadian over-use charges are typically $2 per GB and base allocations tend to be lower than 150 GB depending on the level of service purchased.

It seems evident that Canada could use more competition in the internet access market.

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