Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,493 Reviews & Articles | 65,507 News Posts

Netflix: Canada has 'third-world' Internet access - #firstworldproblems, though

Netflix says that Canada has 'third-world' Internet access

By Anthony Garreffa from Sep 17, 2012 @ 1:27 CDT

Canada is said to have bandwidth caps that are too low, and too expensive, according to a Netflix executive Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, took a stab at Canadian ISPs at the Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment conference last week.

netflix_canada_has_third_world_internet_access_firstworldproblems_though_06

Sarandos talked of Canadian ISPs bandwidth limitations, saying "it's almost a human rights violation what they're charging for Internet access in Canada". There are Canadian ISPs with download caps as low as 15GB for a month, with excess billing charges if you burst through the 15GB limit.

Sarandos continued, adding "the problem in Canada is... they have almost third-world access to the Internet".

Thanks to quickmeme.com for letting me throw my meme together!

NEWS SOURCES:Electronista.com


Related Tags

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

USUnited States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com

UKUnited Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.co.uk

AUAustralia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com.au

CACanada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.ca

DEDeutschland: Finde andere Technik- und Computerprodukte wie dieses auf Amazon.de