Bell Doubles Its Profits by Throttling and Gouging - The Intrepid

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bell Doubles Its Profits by Throttling and Gouging

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According to a news post from Broadband DSLReports.com, Bell Canada is double dipping to keep its profits high. In the third quarter, the telecom giant's profits more than doubled, which suggests that if Bell has the cash, then its plan to impose UBB (usage-based billing) on its wholesalers is a thinly disguised attempt to eliminate competition, rather than a strategy to fund network expansion, as Bell argues. Wholesalers are already throttled by Bell. Broadband DSLReports.com concludes that if Bell implements UBB, then wholesalers would "be paying for bandwidth on both ends (smaller Canadian ISPs lament this as double dipping and a tactic designed to drive them out of business)."

Via SaveOurNet.ca. Image by Michiel2005.

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