I know this is an old thread, but wondering if this is still valid. I called into Bell recently and spent a looooong time discussing with various people and was finally told, in order to get Fibe TV, I would also need to pay for Bell Internet.
I moved a few months ago. The fastest Bell speed Internet was 50Mbs. I have Rogers right now, Gigabit, although it's never really more than 500. But, it's reliable and fast and supports a family of streamers and I work from home. But, their Ignite TV is horrible. I used Bell Fibe TV with 100Mbs service at the previous house and the Internet had issues at times, but the TV was great. I like the app better. I like that I can record from the app. That it has Alt TV and I can use Apple TV to watch shows. Great.
So, I inquired about just having Bell Fibe TV standalone and Rogers Internet. After a long talk, they said it was not available. I would have to pay for Internet. The price of the TV/Internet that matched my Rogers setup was about $40 cheaper than Rogers, but Internet was way slower. I keep the Internet and Bell TV, the Bell TV package is way more, because I have to include a $60 Internet fee. If I could go standalone, after reading this thread (and knowing how it worked at the old house) they would need to install a Bell line into the house. They would put the Home 3000 Hub on that. That would run the TV. If I had Apple TV with the Bell app, that would need to go through the Bell line, but considering Netflix is on there, if it was standalone, I couldn't run that anyway. I find that in this day in age, to have these problems seem so laughable. These 2 companies trying to hold on for dear life. Can I just have my hockey and golf on an IPTV app please, with HBO, Netflix and Crave, with a great interface, recording and 4K? Why is that so hard???