Canadian Government Overturns Plans to Cap the Internet

Canadian Internet users can sleep well tonight.

A proposal of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) put a cap on user’s bandwidth and charge extra for additional usage, have been tossed out.

“The CRTC should be under no illusion — the Prime Minister and minister of Industry will reverse this decision unless the CRTC does it itself,” a senior Conservative government official said Wednesday.

“If they don’t reconsider we will reverse their decision.”

After the announcement was made public a week ago, hundreds and thousands of Canadians have signed a petition to put an end to it in the successful “Stop The Meter” campaign.

“Developments in the Stop The Meter campaign are bringing about a new way forward for communications in Canada,” said OpenMedia.ca’s national coordinator Steve Anderson in a comment. “Canadians, in showing that they are organized and united, have moved the political process.”

“Canadians have seen behind the curtain now and have come to the conclusion that the future of the Internet should not be decided by lobbyists and captured regulators,” he added.

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