Just How Bad Are Canada’s Data Caps?

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.

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.


  1. Gee, $2/GB. We’re pretty happy here in New Zealand that the price for data has come DOWN to $2/GB in the last couple of years. One of the main ISPs was charging $0.20/MB above your data cap until recently!

  2. This is the most obscene concept I’ve ever read about. I download 160GB/month easily, and that’s legitimate work-related applications and such… nevermind what I may do on YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, etc.

  3. Don’t big business and government work well together? They oversee the peons quite well. Look out America, your next!

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