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Comment McDonalds? (Score 0) 270

Almost all McDonalds restaurants in Canada now have free Wi-Fi and many other coffee shops, etc. do as well. http://www.mcdonalds.ca/en/news/releases/release_May-18-2011.aspx Before you buy a SIM/sign up for a plan, check out the big three's web sites for their coverage maps (just search for coverage map or give them a call). I have a feeling your remote island may have extremely limited access. Our cell telcos state they cover 90+% of the population but that's because most Canadians live in lage urban areas or near the USA border. http://www.telusmobility.com/ http://www.bellmobility.com/home/ http://www.rogers.com/web/Rogers.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=WRLS_HOME

Comment What about patches? (Score 0) 282

Bell's minimum xDSL plan is $22 (bundled) and only provides 2GB of bandwidth. How can a Windows user even keep up with OS patches, Anti-virus & Anti-spam definitions and Adobe patches with 2GB of bandwidth? I think the CRTC should mandate that all large commercial/wholesale ISPs (Telus, Bell, Rogers, Videotron, etc.) must provide everyone a free minimal amount of bandwidth for security, anti-malware and other patches. I'd say 5 GB/month would suffice (AV updates, OS patchesand can be used for any purpose (ie if the person doesn't use it all for security, they can use it for anything). They should have to provide it to ALL citizens as all the telcos have been given monetary grants and the ability to charge us 'taxes' to improve Internet connectivity to rural Canada (btw: where is that?). If you are not with one of the big telcos, they should be forced to pass this allotment on to the local providers like Teksavvy, etc. If you don't have an ISP, you can choose one of your liking to provide this, again at no cost. This is an issue of national security to ward off a potential cyberwar.

Comment Re:Why, Why, Why??? (Score 0) 148

Note to the moderator, it's against the guidelines to mod people troll just because you don't agree with them.

I had the same thing happen to me on another post. I had heard of trolling but I'm not one to actively engage in it, I was adding my personal opinion. I didn't find any way of fighting it so I gave up and now rarely post.

Back to the subject at hand, I'm wondering how the Canadians and Mexicans near the borders may be affected. I'm not sure if our spectrums (I'm Canadian) are being sold off in a similar fashion. Maybe we'll lose a few channels of rerun TV but inherit ad-supported GoogleNet.

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