(Never mind the sensational nature of the article title - of course, the piece is only talking about digital purchases.) It's all about Canadian ISP limits, and how comments made by Shuhei Yoshida to British press after the PlayStation Meeting...:
"Waiting for downloads[?] That's ridiculous, that's crazy! We want to get out of this madness with PlayStation 4. The games are big, they're 50GB; download isn't instantaneous"..."so when you're at work, you can spend a couple of moments looking at PlayStation Store and choosing a game, and straight away it starts to download at home. It may take a couple of hours but that's okay because you're still at work."
(anyone else think that sounds a lot like a "get 2 jobs" line?)
...have led to concern about the ability of users to actually access these services.
That concern is not unprecedented: Netflix, which is most popular on PlayStation, itself ran into big difficulty with the region as part of its International dry-run in 2011: http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/17/technology/netflix_canada/index.htm
The author of the blog, Simon Ludgate, mentioned that his first thought on hearing the news during the PlayStation Meeting was not of social gaming, but that Sony itself was preparing to offer a "compatible" internet service, to provide the kind of usage that would be needed, such is the discrepancy between what is available, and what is affordable to acquire it, on average.