Just How Bad Are Canada’s Data Caps? Xavier Lanier02/01/2011 I don’t mind paying for what I use when it comes to software, web services and data pipes. So when I first heard that Canadians were going to have to pay for data by the GB I didn’t think it’d be that big of a deal. Then I read into the details on some of the pricing plans. It’s really bad news for those that are cutting the cord and streaming/downloading a lot of content. Advertisement A friend of mine emailed me the above graphic, which really puts what Canadians are going to be charged per GB into perspective. The $2 per GB is for everything exceeding 25GB per month in some cases, which is more than the cost of some SSDs.