Canadian ISPs were among the first to try their hand at bandwidth usage caps, and predictably have drawn much controversy, especially since video streaming giant Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) has made a stronger bid for Canadian video viewers. Now, some of the ISPs appear ready to rethink their bandwidth limits.
Apparently in response to the cacophony, cable modem broadband ISP Rogers Communications (NYSE: RCI) has decided to increase its usage caps on its four primary Internet service tiers, following a similar move by Shaw Communications (NYSE: SJR) a couple months ago.
Among other changes, the highest usage cap offered by Rogers moves from 175 GB per month to 250 GB, which is more in line with what some other ISPs already offer. Still, you can bet there will be more noise about 250 GB not being enough.
- see this Broadband DSL Reports post
Shaw Communications raised its usage caps in May
Canadian ISPs have aggressively pursued usage caps