Yesterday, May 20th, I received an email from Shaw inviting me to attend a new customer consultation session in Edmonton this week. In the invitation Shaw has told indicated that this consultation session is "another discussion as we look at our proposed Internet packaging." A quick polling of some friends who attended the first round of sessions, as well as a quick search on several internet forums indicate that there are other sessions planned, however I have no further details on how many or where they will be. The emails all seem to have gone out yesterday afternoon, so information is still coming in.
As you can imagine, this has come straight out of the blue. The first customer consultation sessions took place in March, and a lot happened in them, which you can read here. After the session the representatives from Shaw did say that they planned to keep the customer base involved as time went on, however I did not expect this development at all. I get the sense that big things are happening, but I just don't know what. I'm sure I will find out more this week.
In the post I linked to earlier I speculated on what I think the eventual plans will be, but in reality I don't know what is actually going to be proposed at these sessions. Because I don't know what to expect, I'm neither optimistic, or nervous. I'm just interested; very interested.
As per usual, I will be posting my thoughts after the consultation session this week. Look for it later in the week. You can also follow me on twitter for information as I can provide it.
For my complete coverage over the last few months regarding Shaw, and Usage Based Internet Billing in general, click here.