Telus has decided not to move forward with unlimited internet bandwidth in Canada.
The company plans to impose usage-based charges in B.C. and Alberta and will be capping data for all internet service providers in the country when billing their customers.
As opposed to a flat fee for unlimited data, Canadians will be charged for an agreed upon amount of data to be capped with slower access and extra fees occurring if usage goes over.
The problem as Business ethics professor Chris MacDonald said is that many Canadians aren’t exactly familiar with how much data it takes to download their desired programs.
In fact, 42 per cent of Canadians were unclear about the concept of data caps and whether it would increase their monthly bill according to a 2013 Public Interest Advocacy Centre survey.