Bell Canada's broadband meter is flawed, report says

Bell Canada (NYSE: BCE) may be anxious to get their broadband meter in place to implement usage based billing for consumers and their wholesale customers, but it appears that their usage measurement methods aren't accurate.

Similar to the way AT&T (NYSE: T) measures its broadband subscriber's usage patterns, a Broadband DSL Reports article said that Bell Canada acknowledges its DSL usage meter needs some tweaking.

A number of users in Broadband DSL Reports' Bell forum said that their broadband usage statistics differ if they are looking at their modem, router or Bell's website statistics.

Having contradictory information and no standard metric set by regulators means that if the consumer has a billing dispute over usage they'll have to collect the information to provide their claim.   

For more:
- Broadband DSL Reports has this article

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