Newspaper article The Canadian Press

TekSavvy Increasing Internet Rates Feb. 2; Cites CRTC Ruling on Usage Billing: TekSavvy to Increase Internet Rates Feb. 2

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

TekSavvy Increasing Internet Rates Feb. 2; Cites CRTC Ruling on Usage Billing: TekSavvy to Increase Internet Rates Feb. 2

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CHATHAM, Ont. - Independent service provider TekSavvy Solutions Inc. plans to increase its Internet rates next month in response to recent CRTC compromise decision on usage-based billing.

The Chatham, Ont.,-based company, which had been a critic of the CRTC move, posted an announcement on its website Wednesday saying new rates would go into effect Feb. 2.

"The cost of most of our 300GB packages will increase," the company said in its web posting.

"However, for DSL customers, the 300GB meter will not run between the hours of 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. effectively allowing unlimited services for all downloading in that off-peak period."

Many packages will see increases of between $3 and $4 a month, but the company will also be introducing new speeds with unlimited bandwidth "for our more avid Internet users."

However, they will also come at a higher cost. For example, its planned high speed DSL 25 unlimited service will be sold for $77.99 a month.

"These products will lead us into the future, accurately reflecting the greater demands that will occur as Internet usage increases," TekSavvy said.

TekSavvy's announcement comes less than two months after the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission handed down a compromise solution on the contentious issue. …

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