Best you're getting is DSL or Cable with stupid bandwidth caps and throttling on P2P and varying speeds overall in Toronto...
Canada is moving backwards as far as Internet service goes IMO. I had a 5Mbps/800Kbps line with Bell with unlimited bandwidth and no throttling for $40/month or less depending on the contract since 2000. Now they feel like ripping off customers by offering 7Mbps/800Kbps with a 60GB cap and lovely throttling.
I couldn't care less if it's UP TO 2Mbps faster, just means you're going to hit the 60GB cap that much quicker. Even their 16Mbps service has a 60GB cap. Totally stupid.
Maybe outside of Toronto you might be able to get FTTH though I highly doubt it. Even in the USA it's just starting to get rolled out...
Bell advertised FTTH here in downtown with a door hanger.
For $83/month + modem rental + tax along with a 100GB cap + support in India? Doesn't sound that great to me...
Maybe I'm just a heavy user but 100GB isn't enough, especially when your downloading at 2MB/s (in theory). I average about 200GB/month with a 5Mbps connection. If I had a 16Mbps connection that would easily be higher...
Internet access seems to be the only thing we have going for us here in Nova Scotia compared to central/western Canada.
I'm currently paying $99/month + tax for internet/phone/cable with Eastlink. Internet is 15mbps/1mbps with no caps. P2P is thottled, but not nearly as badly as Rogers or Bell, I can still do 1GB worth of good torrents in about 10 minutes.
HD channels are lacking, only 14 HD channels available for another $20/month (digital service, HD service, reciever rental), but at least it gets CBC and TSN, so I get to watch my hockey in HD. :)
Teksavvy is well worth checking out if theyr'e available in your area.
Competitive prices, good speed, large download limits, there's a firmware workaround to bypass Bell's throttling (they still use Bell's lines so are subject to Bell's throttling) & best of all their tech support is local and they know what they're talking about.
I switched to them from Shaw (I'm in Alberta) a couple of months back and my download speed has tripled, I've had next to no downtime (that fire in Vancouver knocked me down for a day) and have had any technical queries answered within minutes. All for maybe $1/month more than I was paying with Shaw.
I second teksavvy. I use them. Their service is stellar even though p2p is throttled but they can't do much about that. Also for around 40 bucks a month you can get an unlimited plan wih no data caps. So while p2p is throttled you don't have to worry about overages :). I highly recommend them.
I second teksavvy. I use them. Their service is stellar even though p2p is throttled but they can't do much about that.
There's a way to bypass that throttle with Teksavvy.
I didn't look into it too much since Telus doesn't throttle P2P here in Alberta, but for those of you in Ontario who have to put up with Bell and their throttling there is a workaround - something to do with flashing the firmware on your router.
If you're interested check out the teksavvy forum over at www.dslreports.com to find out how.