This kind of shit shouldn’t be happening in Canada. My friend is moving to B.C. and she told me something really disturbing. I guess out there, Telus is the only major internet company there is, so they pretty much have you by the balls when it comes to internet. Apparently, they are blocking access to major sites that have information about their union members going on strike. Apparently they have been without a contract for five years, Telus has been repeatedly found guilty of bargaining in bad faith, and their new contract is in violation of Canadian labour codes. But the point is anyone who is using Telus as their ISP can’t get to these sites.
What kind of crap is that? This is reminiscent of China blocking google news. This is a very slippery slope. Where does it end? Will ISP’s block out their competitors because they can? And then will they block out any site that says anything bad about them or contains proof of an illegal or improper practice they have carried out? This should not be happening in Canada. End of story. I hope customers use their brains and cause a stirr big enough to make telus suffer, and big enough to make other companies think twice about following in their muddy footsteps. This kind of crap can’t get started. Not here, not now, not ever.