When has an atheist ever committed an act of terrorism in the name of atheism? Or murdered?
I think you'd be hard pressed to dispute that religious persecution (including state sponsored terrorism and murder) occurred in atheist states governed by Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Kim Jong Il, etc.
Billing based upon the Mb/s a data service provides is about as meaningful as billing based upon the A an electrical service provides.
Which is to say that it doesn't make sense at all. You need to provide way too much capacity for peak consumption so the cost of providing service skyrockets.
Canadian ISPs tried to fix that with UBB.
The recent flap over UBB had nothing to do with fixing this problem you describe. Rogers and Bell have had UBB on their own customers for years now. What Bell tried to do recently was to force third party ISPs to adopt UBB on their own customers to remove that competition from the marketplace. Third party ISPs like Teksavvy already pay Bell based on the peak bandwidth that their customers use, i.e., on the Bell-to-Teksavvy network link, Teksavvy pays for enough bandwidth to accomodate their peak consumption. What Bell tried to imposed was a further tariff on Teksavvy data that would force Teksavvy to pass on this type of billing to its customers. This tariff would have such a small wholesale discount (I think it was something like 10 or 15% compared to what Bell customers are paying at retail) that Teksavvy would essentially be forced to charge its customers the same rates that Bell does.
As for the "morality" of being against UBB, all I know is that Teksavvy provides a good service using their flat-price billing model and they apparently make money off of it. If the time comes that they decide they can no longer provide a decent service using this business model, I'll lament the loss of my flat-pricing, but I won't begrudge them the need to change their pricing model if they can no longer make money under flat-pricing (just like I don't begrudge Bell their right to charge their customers how they please). But I certainly do object to Bell leveraging their last-mile monopoly to force competition out of the marketplace.
>>>Bell pockets the fees
I just checked Bell-Canada's profit. They were LOSING money for almost two years (2009-10), which basically disproves your claim that they are rolling-around in cash.
Where are you getting your numbers? According to the shareholder reports, going back to the beginning of 2007, BCE has posted a profit in 14 out of 15 quarters (and they barely posted a loss in Q4 2008).
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