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Buck Aki Berg 12-12-2012 02:10 PM

Internet Providers who are not Rogers and Bell
 
Can anyone give me some insight on who's good for internet? I'm trying to avoid Rogers and Bell for obvious reasons, but I'm not opposed to using them if I need to. Worth noting, since it affects pricing and installation, that I don't have a landline and I don't subscribe to cable. I also don't own my own modem or router, so I might have to buy which I'm okay with) of the ISP's prices are more than I want to pay. I live around Bayshore/Pinecrest area.

Thanks!

Indy on the Road 12-12-2012 02:15 PM

TekSavvy. They have both cable and internet services. They piggyback the Rogers/Bell lines so you *might* have to deal with them one more time during installation.

The prices are low, the caps are high, and they have excellent customer service (my experience anyways...).

Benny FTW 12-12-2012 02:29 PM

Google Fiber.... I wish.

Kellogs 12-12-2012 03:35 PM

Teksavvy AINEC.

Goat Boy 12-12-2012 04:04 PM

Yeah, Teksavvy is the way to go. It's amazing how faster, higher capacity Internet can be so cheap when your not getting it from the good old duopoly.

Their support is good enough, but don't expect Rogers-style call centres to be there to answer every little thing you have. It's a bit more DIY. Just remember to pay on time every month though.

And don't go for their services outside of Internet. They're not ready for the phone business, yet. That's on experience.

saskriders 12-12-2012 04:16 PM

We have Shaw

MainDotC 12-12-2012 04:16 PM

Verizon FIOS. I get up to 15 / 50 MBPS speeds.

PatrickEaves 12-12-2012 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaindotC (Post 56487735)
Verizon FIOS. I get up to 15 / 50 MBPS speeds.

Unfortunately Canadian internet kinda sucks. So please stop bragging about your connection in the United States. :p:

Benny FTW 12-12-2012 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndrePetersson (Post 56489211)
Unfortunately Canadian internet kinda sucks. So please stop bragging about your connection in the United States. :p:

What are you talking about!?!?http://www.speedtest.net/result/2368776345.png

This internet is so fast. :sarcasm:

HappyDude 12-12-2012 05:02 PM

I go with National Capital Freenet. Its pretty much the same service as tekksavy but its a grassroots cooperative in Ottawa. I like to help local business.

18Hossa 12-12-2012 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Benny FTW (Post 56489413)
What are you talking about!?!?http://www.speedtest.net/result/2368776345.png

This internet is so fast. :sarcasm:


Fastest ever.
:sarcasm:
http://speedtest.net/result/2133759353.png

PatrickEaves 12-12-2012 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Benny FTW (Post 56489413)
What are you talking about!?!?http://www.speedtest.net/result/2368776345.png

This internet is so fast. :sarcasm:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2368786033.png

I'm beating you. :D

(In terms of the Big Three, Telus has treated me much better than Rogers or Bell. Unfortunately for you East Coast people, most of you don't get Telus)

Zedrow 12-12-2012 05:19 PM

I'm with Persona in Sudbury. Its a great deal for ~$110/month I get internet(no caps) cable (~100 channels) and phone with call display, call answer, call waiting.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2368796092.png

Benny FTW 12-12-2012 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndrePetersson (Post 56489631)
http://www.speedtest.net/result/2368786033.png

I'm beating you. :D

(In terms of the Big Three, Telus has treated me much better than Rogers or Bell. Unfortunately for you East Coast people, most of you don't get Telus)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zedrow (Post 56489973)
I'm with Persona in Sudbury. Its a great deal for ~$110/month I get internet(no caps) cable (~100 channels) and phone with call display, call answer, call waiting.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2368796092.png

Jelly!

testinz 12-12-2012 05:33 PM

Distributel - going well with unlimited

metalfoot 12-12-2012 05:50 PM

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2368839134.png

Oh dear. Rural Manitoba being a little slower this evening; usually up around 5.

CanadianHockey 12-12-2012 09:10 PM

I'd look into getting a Bell Fibe internet package.

You could get 25 Mbps DL and 10 Mbps UL for a little under $70 per month, with 125 GB monthly bandwidth allowance. I think installation and the modem rental fee may be waived for first time customers. Could be wrong on that.

WantEggRoll 12-12-2012 09:31 PM

Yay Stittsville? Power might go out when it rains but hey at least the internet is fast.

http://speedtest.net/result/2369089287.png

In terms of the OP's actual question my GF's family uses Storm because it is a local option. Can't really speak to its speed though since I think they just went with a basic package. I just went Rogers due to the discounts for bundling everything.

moz 12-12-2012 09:39 PM

13/1

WilderPegasus* 12-12-2012 09:55 PM

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2369114796.png

If you ain't with Teksavvy, you a sucka!!!

Don't support the evil Leafs owners of Rogers and Bell!

Spezzanator 12-12-2012 10:15 PM

Best I've gotten from the laptop:
http://speedtest.net/result/2105291091.png
Most recent:
http://speedtest.net/result/2359490044.png

Teksavvy 18/0.5; $40/month (+tax). Sure you fork out ~$100 for the modem, but it pays for itself in no time based on anyone else charging you to rent it. I spend about ~$75/month on Teksavvy and that includes a landline and my "normal" long distance ($0.03/minute)

saskriders 12-12-2012 10:18 PM

This is Shaw
http://www.speedtest.net/result/2369141227.png

FuriousSenator 12-12-2012 10:33 PM

Oh my god the sorry state of Canada's internet service makes me legitimately tear with rage.. :rant:

It really is unbelievable how bad it is compared with the States, and even the States lags far behind Europe and Asia....

BonkTastic 12-12-2012 10:35 PM

This is Bogor, Indonesia:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2369159349.png

I PAY $90/MO FOR THIS SPEED!!!


... I miss Canadian internet soooooo much... :cry:

BonkTastic 12-12-2012 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EdTheSabresFan (Post 56500145)
Oh my god the sorry state of Canada's internet service makes me legitimately tear with rage.. :rant:

It really is unbelievable how bad it is compared with the States, and even the States lags far behind Europe and Asia....

Haha, you're cute.

See my post above.


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