> I go over my cap every month and have yet to be charged for it
I'm on a no-cap plan too and so far didnt get dinged. But I did get an advisement (coincidently) a few days ago saying that they'll have to impose usage fees thanks to the large providers having gotten their way with the CRTC. So, I have the option of dropping out or choosing a usage plan. Here's the blurb from their email:
Starting March 1, 2011, there will be an additional charge of $2.50 for every additional Gig of bandwidth used above 60 Gig, to a maximum charge of $60.00 per month.
Additionally, for every Gig of traffic above 300 Gig, you will be charged an additional $2.00 per Gig with no limit.
Needless to say this makes things like netflix not as attractive .. or happy days of bittorrent sharing. I guess it's not a lot different than toll roads - if you dont need to use 'em, you dont need to pay for 'em, but when you've gotten used to a fine road and someone else was paying for it, even if it was you as a taxpayer; then it'll bite.
Oh well, time to dust off the ol' 56K modem again. Hardly matters if they put usage caps on dialup ;-)
BTW, what's the point about how much money..uh .. I mean data you can squeeze into a light fibre if the industry jerks wanna get paid more for every bit of it - even if the media is getting cheaper and cheaper.