Dude in my French class thinks kids under 18 shouldn’t use the Internet because the “information is bad.”
Would’ve explained exactly why he’s completely wrong if my French were better…
Things aren’t quite as bad as suggested here, yet it’s true that bandwidth caps in Canada are utterly ridiculous.
I’m happy with my highly reliable, cap-free $40/month service with a reseller ISP, but it’s only 5Mbps.
I’d be more tempted to take out service with one of the big players for faster speeds if they were willing to drop their crazy low caps.
If someone hits their usage cap every month, Bell will still make $36.35 in pure profit every month from that customer.
If you go over your cap, Bell charges an $2.50/additional GB (up to a maximum of $80 a month).
Putting aside the fact that I’m reluctant to give Bell a penny more than I have to (stemming from an issue with my mobile plan), there’s no way I’d accept those terms given what Bell would make in net revenue from me.
Videotron’s basic plan is 6Mbps for $29.95/month with a 5GB cap. Pitiful.
Meanwhile, smaller ISP Teksavvy (which I’m seriously considering switching to after doing a little research here) is offering 25Mbps with a 300GB limit for $52.99. A far better deal.
While Netflix raises an interesting issue, there are other options out there beyond the big guns.
Note: All the speeds I mentioned are for downloads. Obv.