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Witcher
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

Now I have cut down my cell phone bill looking at other ways to save money. Would love to hear options and opinions. I figure I maybe limited as Im on the Sunshine Coast BC.

 

Thanks

 

Mike

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hairbag1
Mayor / Maire

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?


@Witcher wrote:

Now I have cut down my cell phone bill looking at other ways to save money. Would love to hear options and opinions. I figure I maybe limited as Im on the Sunshine Coast BC.

 

Thanks

 

Mike


Check out Can Com. I've been a happy customer.

Witcher
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

Korth
Mayor / Maire

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

A friend of mine near Sechelt subscribes to a company called Raincoast. She seems to villify and condemn them endlessly.

 

https://www.findinternet.ca/en/sechelt-british-columbia

 

I subscribe to Telus Optik for home - just can't beat wired gigabit broadband with 3ms pings, lol - although my employer pays half my ridiculous $105/month Telus internet bill.

 

Consider "wireless home internet" options. They're based on wide area WiFi networks, cellular 3G/4G networks, satellite, etc. Many alternatives to Telus/Bell/Shaw extortion and highway robbery.

 

I also subscribe to Xplornet for mobile data - although I'm thinking of suspending service during slow months when I don't need it. I pay $19.95/month for 60GB "LTE" data, 5Mbps/5Mbps up/down, on their network which basically covers all of my city and adjacent cities and maybe half the Fraser Valley. You might have something similar wherever you live. It's just stupid to pay Big Three excessive premiums adding a few precious GB of cellular data to your phone plan if you have these sorts of alternatives in your area.

Witcher
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

Thanks for the info 🙂

BearFBI
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

@Witcher I currently use Vianet. Its a local service. Prices are meh. But I'm waiting on something called starlink. Its a sattelite internet constellation in low earth orbit providing Gigabit speeds and extremely low latency. The user terminal is only supposted to be 200$ and the monthly service fee is supposed to be cheaper than anything we got here. Its comeing out summer of 2020 in North America and 2021 for the rest of the world.

Witcher
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

Isn’t that the chain of satellites that can be seen and low orbit and Elon musk is involved through space x?

BearFBI
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

@Witcher Yeah its currently a SpaceX project. I am not sure of pricing for the service but its supposed to bring affordable sattelite internet to the world. Speeds can reach up to 1 Gbps. 

Witcher
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

could be interesting and if cheaper than the bigger players it would be nice

Korth
Mayor / Maire

Re: Anyone have internet not from Telus, Shaw or Eastlink?

I don't really expect SpaceX Starlink to be that grand. "Global 5G" sounds spectactular - and I hope I'm proven wrong - but I think it's still a lot of hype and will take a long time to deliver.

 

But I do expect Starlink to be much better than what satellite can currently offer. Perhaps even at a reasonable price. So I hope it'll stoke the fires of competition. Wired internet is intrinsically superior to wireless internet in terms of reliability, performance, and security - nobody will ever convince me otherwise - but here in Canada it's sourced from yet another CRTC oligopoly with artificially inflated overprices. If a wireless internet option (like Starlink) offers decent and affordable performance in Canada then the existing Canadian wired internet providers will have to shuffle their prices downwards to prevent substantial customer migration.

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