Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Toronto Sun)   Internet customer whose cable provider is neither Time Warner or Comcast gets a $9000 bill   ( torontosun.com) divider line
    More: Fail  
•       •       •

2894 clicks; posted to Business » on 24 Aug 2014 at 1:43 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



17 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2014-08-24 01:09:30 AM  
I was expecting AT&T.
 
2014-08-24 01:56:52 AM  
Because it actually cost his ISP $9K to provide him that data (130G/day for two months).  Happy Meals don't have this kind of mark-up.  It's criminal.  Is this man expected to pay his ISP in accordance with a contract which is clearly criminal?
 
2014-08-24 02:08:55 AM  

foo monkey: Because it actually cost his ISP $9K to provide him that data (130G/day for two months).  Happy Meals don't have this kind of mark-up.  It's criminal.  Is this man expected to pay his ISP in accordance with a contract which is clearly criminal?


That might even be beyond McCormick spice levels of insane markup.
 
2014-08-24 03:07:10 AM  
so..man gets outrageous bill, become outraged, complains, company dismisses bill, we get this article.

the end.
 
2014-08-24 03:15:35 AM  

Conservative Humor: I was expecting AT&T.


I saw Toronto Sun and was sure it was Rogers.


If it was his internet bill, it would have to be a billing error since all Videotron plans have a maximum overage of $80 (I have never seen a plan from an ISP that didn't have a max overage fee).

Unless it is his cell phone plan which don't appear to be capped.
 
2014-08-24 03:57:51 AM  
Whose face is on the $9000 bill? John Rigas?
 
2014-08-24 06:30:50 AM  
Meh its videotron, the Time-Warner of the north.  After a quick browsing of their site to look for over-usage policy I'd just like to thank my own provider (teksavvy) for being so much clearer and up front about everything.
 
2014-08-24 06:35:17 AM  
Down with Videotron!  Long live the new flesh!
 
2014-08-24 07:05:08 AM  
130 GB in a day?

Bullshiat. I bet his connection doesn't even support that much bandwidth.
 
2014-08-24 08:18:04 AM  
Cripes,  I'm at 50mb service, and I doubt I could download that much in a day.   The biggest file I downloaded was an old Torrent Damage item 97 gigs, and it took me 2 days.

I'm thinking he either had 100 mb service or it's an error on the content provider.
 
2014-08-24 08:24:13 AM  
130GB/day is roughly 1.5MB/second so a modest 15-20Mbps connection could feasibly do it.  A 25 or 50Mbps service would be more plausible to allow for bursts and lulls or not finding enough seeders to saturate your voracious appetite for "linux iso" torrents.  My guess:  A business plan with no cap and an easily broken-into wireless setup (I know, I know, I repeat myself) and a bunch of neighbors leeching.
 
2014-08-24 09:29:57 AM  

SquiggsIN: Montreal crepe-maker ... is that part of the joke?


Well, we are talking about quite a bit of dough here.

/have bright house here
//the independent 'use to be time warner but is not really time warner now that pretty much goes along with time warner anyway' provider
 
2014-08-24 10:25:41 AM  
How does one get that level, besides having open wifi near a popular public area?

Hell, I have a Minecraft server and Netflix (both of which are used frequently), and I don't get close to that.

Unless he's running a MASSIVE x-coin mining rig.
 
2014-08-24 01:44:54 PM  
That is a lot of My Little Pony Porn.
 
2014-08-24 03:09:27 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: How does one get that level, besides having open wifi near a popular public area?

Hell, I have a Minecraft server and Netflix (both of which are used frequently), and I don't get close to that.

Unless he's running a MASSIVE x-coin mining rig.


I have a 35 user network at my office and we don't even come close to that.  We have our website and Exchange hosted on site, and do lots of data processing to/from servers that are off site.
 
2014-08-24 03:24:02 PM  
It was from AT&T, and there's a decimal point two places too far to the left.
 
2014-08-24 11:50:27 PM  

natgab: That is a lot of My Little Pony Porn.


You're sick.  You're demented.

Where do I sign up for your newsletter?
 
Displayed 17 of 17 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report