Types of internet access providers
This summer we set out to analyze the status of the home internet connections across the country. We picked fourteen representative major urban centers and analyzed factors such as maximum available download speed, average speed, and average monthly pricing.
This analysis shows some very interesting facts, for example, while Albertans are expected to pay less for gas than, say, Ontarians. However, on average Albertans will be paying some $7 more than Ontarians per month for equivalent internet services.
What is the best internet provider in Canada?
Now unfortunately though we may not have the answer to that question, as it depends on your location. However, we can look at the averages. The country average internet download speed is 45 Mbps and the average price is $53 per month. The top speed is 1,500 Mbps Download. People living in Quebec City are paying the most expensive home internet plans in the country. On the other side of the scale, Halifax has the cheapest Home Internet plans.
Now we can’t really pinpoint the reasoning behind the differences in pricing nor on the services being offered. The only point we can ascertain is that sometimes markets do develop differently, due to the presence of competitive alternatives, local idiosyncrasies, and other factors.
With that said here is the table we can summarize our analysis. Maybe it is time to switch your provider?
|Area||Max Down Mbps||Avg Monthly Price|
In any case, throughout 2020 do look and find for your best internet provider in our extensive Canada ISP list here.