Internet

Currently I’m using Bell Canada for my internet. We all know that Bell is pure evil. However, I’m grandfathered into their unlimited internet package. Sadly, they keep on upping the price of the package, without increasing any speed.

Current TekSavvy 5 TekSavvy Cable Bell FIBE 25 TekSavvy 25
Downspeed 3Mbps 5Mbps 15Mbps 25Mbps 25Mbps
Bandwidth Unlimited 300GB 300GB 75GB 300GB
Base price $64.90 $31.95 $42.95 $76.95 $67.97
Band rate $0.00 $9.10 $0.00 $0.00 $9.10
Total, with HST $73.34 $46.39 $48.53 $86.95 $87.09

My bandwidth averages at 130GB per month. With that in mind, the Bell FIBE, beyond being stupidly priced in comparison to TekSavvy, it’s out. My peak bandwidth usage over the past 11 months is 210GB.

So now my question becomes, do I save $27/month and go with the 5Mbps plan? Do I save $25/month and go with the cable, which is quite a bit faster, but then I’d have to worry about the cable line coming into my apartment which has never been used in the three years I’ve been here.

Or, I could pay an additional $14/month and get insane speeds that I’ll only use for torrenting… legal content, or course.

Thoughts, boy and girls?

2 Thoughts on “Internet

  1. If the services here are comparable to yours, I have 6 mbps dry DSL and never get downloads faster than 700kb/s, and my parents have… I don’t know, 15 mbps cable and I’ve never seen it go faster than 1.1 mb/s.

    These are both AT&T products, though, and AT&T are a bunch of dicks.

  2. I’m a huge fan of TekSavvy. They treat us heavy Internet users quite well. My roommate and I use their cable service, and I have no complaints whatsoever. Someone else to consider is Acanac (http://www.acanac.ca/).

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