Tough Country Communications Reviews & Service Offerings
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Download: 5 MBPS
Upload: 1 MBPS
Cap: 120 GB
Tough Country Communications prides itself in providing wireless internet throughout various regions in Alberta and British Columbia. Rural regions are very hard to offer any sort of connectivity, either wireless or cabled. Tough Country Communications takes on a real challenge when trying to provide internet connectivity throughout these regions. Tough Country Communications claims that it is continuously growing and for 2015 it will be focusing on redundancies within their infrastructure which give more uptime to their customers. The headquarters of Tough Country Communications can be found at 949 Waterton Ave, Box 2528, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0. Let us now review one of Tough Country Communications flagship internet plans to gauge their commitment to their customers.
Tough Country Communications offers a residential internet plan which comes with download speeds of up to 5 MBPS and upload speeds of up to 1 mbps, with a bandwidth usage cap of 120 GBs. This plan comes with a price tag of $79.95 per month. Now it is easy to understand that wireless providers tend to charge more due to the more expensive technology that is required to keep it running. However this price is too high even for wireless internet. MDS Wireless internet offers their 3 MBPS plan for $49.95 and so does Last Mile Wireless internet, and both of them have no cap on their bandwidth. In terms of just wireless providers Tough Country Communications is charging a bit too much.
There aren’t many additional charges to discuss with Tough Country Wireless, except for the two very important ones. Setup fees and overage charges – setup fees are priced at a onetime fee of $325.00 while other wireless providers implement around $200.00 installation fees. Furthermore the overage charges are quite high at $1.00 per GB. This is a tactic used by many providers wireless or not, where they implement a low bandwidth cap while also charging a high amount on overage per GB. However because this is a wireless provider the $1.00 per GB is quite reasonable considering we have seen wireless providers going as high as $4.00 per GB on their overage charges.
Tough Country Communication does offer nice speeds and a plan that is more in tune with urban areas, but it certainly isn’t economical by any means. The pricing is a tad bit too high and the setup fees can certainly be trimmed down a bit. However that doesn’t mean their brave endeavor to provide wireless internet across rural areas means nothing, in fact the services they provide in terms of quality are perhaps the best we’ve seen.
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