Shaw reconsiders usage-based billing for Internet service
Shaw Communications is taking another look at its plans to bring in usage-based billing for Internet service.
In a news release today (February 8), the Calgary-based company said it will not implement usage-based charges until it consults with its customers.
According to the release, customers will have the chance to tell “senior Shaw leaders” what they think about Internet metering during “customer discussion sessions” in February and March.
“Bandwidth is not unlimited and that is the crux of the issue,” Peter Bissonnette, president of Shaw, states in the release. “There are many potential solutions to this challenge and we’re asking for our customers’ help to build a solution that works for everyone.”
Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and CRTC chair Konrad von Finckenstein announced separate reviews of the decision will take place.
An online petition against Internet metering, spearheaded by Vancouver-based OpenMedia.ca, has been signed more than 420,000 times.
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