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post #21 of 72
Doesn't help when the CRTC has it's hands in Bell and Roger's pockets. Nothing like a government funded competition regulator that screws over the customer to receive kick backs.

Speed is not something I'm too concerned about, as I have 80mbps service. However upload speeds and the data caps are frigging ridiculous, as are the contracts and prices.
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So all my Canadian friends were right wheee.gif
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Since everyone wants to brag about their internet, I pay 50$/month for 7Mbps with a 60GB cap. I paid 10$ to add another 80GB which makes my internet line almost usable... I also live in the second largest city in Canada with a metropolitan population of roughly 3 million people, not in some odd village up in the north! smile.gif
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Since everyone wants to brag about their internet, I pay 50$/month for 7Mbps with a 60GB cap. I paid 10$ to add another 80GB which makes my internet line almost usable... I also live in the second largest city in Canada with a metropolitan population of roughly 3 million people, not in some odd village up in the north! smile.gif

I pay 70 a month, 30/5 and 175gb. <3 cogeco.
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Verizon rocks in Mass! /sarcasm, this is about 50 bucks a month
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Quote:
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I pay 70 a month, 30/5 and 175gb. <3 cogeco.

I hate you. smile.gif

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This guy has absolutely no idea what he's talking about. Shaw's base package has 125GB of bandwidth/month, but that 125GB is actually unmetered, and they don't charge for exceeding it (they might threaten to cut you off if you go way over, but I've been at twice the limit and they've done nothing).

They don't start doing anything until you get to the 50mbit/400gb plan, which is already better than the majority of American ISPs, and even then its not an overage charge. If you go over they'll simply bump you up to the 100mbit/500gb plan for the rest of the month for an extra $10.

The also offer a 250mbit/unlimited plan, which I think only Google beats with their gigabit fiber, and that only in Kansas.

Throw in free 40mbit wifi hotspots in nearly every public building in every major city and Shaw is arguably the best ISP in North America.
    
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We pay about $30 a month for this--15/1. For an extra $15/month, they give you 30/5 and free web site hosting haha tongue.gif It's also unlimited, so I can't complain, but when it's split between 2 people playing online games and another on Xbox Live, it gets a bit slow sadsmiley.gif
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post #29 of 72
I get this for free with my apartment.


I've seen many people complain about the internet in canada. Although are the crap prices/caps/speeds due to monopolies or are there many companies that are just price fixing together?
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to be honest this has to be changed for us Canadians
    
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