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Evaluating Your Internet Service and Provider

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The problems you experience with your Internet service are nothing new. It’s a subject matter so over-studied in the last decade, we thought we’d review just how much Canadians are being gouged on bandwidth, overage fees, and general service.

Did you know that Internet services in Canada have been compared to those of a third-world country? It’s true! Even with licensing and copyright rules that limit the availability of services like Netflix, Pandora and Hulu, large Internet providers in Canada are further protecting their ‘slice of the profit pie’ by settting data caps at levels which are becoming easier to exceed. The end result is the consumer paying handsomely for overage. Overage charges with extreme mark-ups have forced customers to limit their usage out of fear they’ll surpass their monthly allotment. Worse yet, the big communication companies have begun removing Unlimited Internet plans from their product set in Western Canada over the last few months.

The amount customers are charged for overage is a shame, since industry experts estimate the cost per gigabyte to be around five cents. Some quick math shows thousands of percent mark-up and the giant mousetrap waiting for moderate- to high-usage customers.

Now, if you’re able to get past the accessibility issues, cost concerns, and limited services, what are you left with? Canadians regularly deal with large, wide-spread outages that can impact everything from their Internet service, cellular network, and home cable television service.

What does this mean for the business community? There has not been a major, breakout Canadian web start-up in years, despite the sheer amount of engineering talent housed in this country. How can Canadian entrepreneurs prosper in an increasingly global online platform when they are not given the proper support?

According to the OECD, Canada ranks number 28 out of the top 33 countries for broadband speeds and number 32 out of the top 40 countries for the cost of internet services. That’s horrible and something needs to be done about it.

So we ask, ‘who has your back’?

Yak, have spent decades providing service to more than a million satisfied customers. In that time, we’ve lived through all the ups and downs the online world has had to offer. Based on that experience, Yak launched own High Speed DSL and Cable Internet service in 2014.

To benefit customers, Yak knew had to offer a low-cost, high-bandwidth alternative that had all the high-speed options being offered by top Internet services providers around the world. Yak knew that one of the keys to success was going to be enabling a bilingual Support Team, based entirely in Canada, to assist valued users at any time. Also knew would create a mutually beneficial relationship that wasn’t bound by a contract, but instead built on loyalty through superior service.

At Yak, they are proud in being the best alternative Internet service in Canada. An innovative, engaged company that offers a fair approach to doing business. If you are in Canada and desire the best possible contract-free Internet service, call Yak at 1-877-925-4925 or click here.

Written by Yak Canada
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