Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Fredericton, NB
According to Teksavvy's website, they offer 7/0.64 DSL in Fredericton and don't offer cable at all. The cable thing may be wrong, as the website claims it isn't in my postal code, without asking for my postal code. Getus, Focus, and Montreal DSL are the same (in fact, Focus and Montreal have identical websites to the point that they look like exactly the same company with two names). Citywide offers up to 100Mbps cable, but *ONLY* in Sackville, likely due to its proximity to Nova Scotia.
None of them offer higher than 7Mbps DSL service anywhere in NB outside of Sackville. Obviously, those DSL speeds are going to prove limiting while I'm trying to game and my wife is trying to watch Crunchyroll, and they're in no way even remotely competitive with the FTTH that Bell Aliant is offering. Probably why none of those companies advertise here that I've seen. Xplornet does, but that's aimed at rural users that might be able to get DSL but nothing else.
I think you're right about TPIA, but if that is in force at this point, nobody is taking advantage of it in NB. The lack of cable is probably due to the antiquated network Rogers inherited from Shaw out here, for such a small market it may not be worth dealing with (IIRC Sackville is covered by Eastlink).
The good news is that Bell Aliant is pretty good, service wise. The bad news is they were bought and are now controlled by Bell proper, so who knows how long that'll last.