We did, however, set the bar high in terms of the home internet plans we wanted to compare. Here we are looking at plans we consider the ideal standard. With at least 50 Mbps download and at least 10 Mbps upload. Of course with unlimited internet usage. Nowadays every household demands unlimited usage, with streaming services like NetFlix, Crave TV or YOUTUBE TV is impossible to stay within a usage cap. Plus consider the plethora of devices we have connected to the internet.
Everything is either connected to the internet, or it will be. From the TV to a speaker, to the thermostat to tablets, to the alarm system, etc. Hence in our search for the best internet plans in Ontario, we focused on unlimited usage plans, as it is a new kind of normal.
We tried to list all fees and make it as simple and transparent as possible, however, it could happen a provider sneaks up a fee we did not list. Also note, Big Telecom players are notorious for luring in customers with time-limited promotions and reserving the right to jack-up prices a few months later.
We listed the Internet Access Technology used (either Fiber or Cable) as a tip for those thinking of switching; it is more cost-effective to keep the same Access Technology. For example, if you are currently with Bell then it is best for you to use plans that say Fiber as you will in all likelihood save install fees. On the other hand, if you are with Rogers; then packages with Cable Technology are likely to avoid your setup or installation fees.
We also noted if a promotional price exists associated with the plan. Looking for the specific duration of the promotion. In our final pricing calculation, we calculated using the FULL pricing, as promotions are in most cases short-lived. We in Ontario, are likely to keep the same Internet provider for years to come so we have to see and consider the pricing in full. It may not be the best a limited 3, 6, or 12 months promo pricing in the long run.
Now you know some of your options. As astonishing as it may sound some people could be saving about $720 a year simply by switching your Ontario ISP (internet provider) for the same or better Home internet service! So with that, in 2021 go and have a happy Home Internet shopping Ontario!
|Bell||Rogers||Cogeco||Altima Telecom||CanNet Telecom||CIK Telecom|
|Promo Monthly Fee||$84.95||$99.99||$70.00||$69.99||$39.98||$74.99|
|Promo Period||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||2 Years||2 Years|
|Download||150 Mbps||150 Mbps||60 Mbps||150 Mbps||75 Mbps||300 Mbps|
|Upload||150 Mbps||15 Mbps||10 Mbps||15 Mbps||10 Mbps||20 Mbps|
|Install / Activation||$59.95||$79.94||$54.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|EST. FULL Yr COST||$1199.40||$1199.88||$894.00||$839.88||$479.76||$899.88|
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Note: While we strive for and we do our best for accuracy it could happen we missed something or a provider changed/updated a plan after we completed this write-up. In any event do not hesitate to contact us, we’ll do our best to update asap.