Distributel Communications Ltd. announced Tuesday it is introducing new unlimited Internet plans in Quebec and reducing overage charges on its other plans. “One of the largest independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the province, Distributel is bucking the industry trend by absorbing bandwidth costs as a November 15th CRTC Decision comes into effect,” the company said in a release, referring to the commission's new wholesale capacity-based billing model, which becomes effective Feb. 1. Distributel's billing changes are also effective Feb. 1, the company said. "We couldn't have offered these new unlimited plans if the original UBB structure had been left in place; I commend the CRTC and the government for making a stand in support of competition. Ultimately, the winners are consumers,” Mel Cohen, president of Distributel, said in a statement. Distributel's new unlimited plans in Quebec start at $37.95 per month, the company said. Customers now on the provider's 15 Mbps plan will receive a notification that their service will become unlimited. The plans previously had a monthly 90 GB cap, a release said. Customers on existing 3 Mbps or 8 Mbps plans will see a reduction in the rate they pay for data exceeding their caps, from $4.50 to $1.50 per gigabyte, the company said.