The CRTC shouldn't accept a compromise when it comes to usage-based billing, consulting company Vaxination Informatique wrote in a submission to the commission this week. “The Commission must not seek a compromise, but rather the right solution which will foster an increase in competitiveness,” the company wrote. In January Vaxination Informatique filed a petition to cabinet against the CRTC's policy on usage-based billing. The commission has since initiated a review of its policy, and on Monday Bell Canada filed a petition with the CRTC retracting its stance on usage-based billing in favour of a system called aggregated volume pricing (AVP). Under the new proposal, small, third-party Internet service providers (ISPs) that purchase wholesale access to the incumbents’ networks would pay $200 per terabyte per month and $0.295 for each additional gigabyte. But Vaxination Informatique said the CRTC shouldn't compromise. “The AVP proposal may satisfy the minister's priorities and remove the threat of intervention, but that does not automatically mean that it is the right solution. It is a compromise,” the company wrote. “One quickly sees that while it is an improvement over the previous , it still has major drawbacks which a capacity based system does not have.” Vaxination Informatique recommended that the commission compare the benefits of an aggregated volume pricing regime versus a capacity-based regime. Under a capacity system, third-party ISPs pay the incumbent telco for the network capacity it uses. For example, if an ISP uses 30 per cent of Bell's network capacity, it should pay for 30 per cent of the basic costs.