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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 2019-03-30, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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TekSavvy in Western Canada

TekSavvy Heads West Bringing Real Choice to Consumers in Manitoba, Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan

March 28, 2019 - TekSavvy Solutions Inc., Canada's largest independent internet service provider, today announced the launch of its high-speed internet services into Western Canada including Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C.

Customers looking for an alternative to the big guys can now choose from 4 different high-speed cable internet service packages starting at $23.95 per month. Offering speeds up to 150Mbps and unlimited usage, TekSavvy has a value option for everyone.

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TekSavvy has been proudly serving Canadians with reliable telecom services for more than 20 years and has won numerous awards for the quality of its service and for its commitment to fighting for consumers' rights online. With offices in Chatham, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec TekSavvy is Canada's largest independent telecom service company with over 300,000 customers from coast to coast.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 2019-03-30, 04:33 PM
 
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This is all fluff. The big telecom companies have won by increasing the wholesale rates. There's no benefit in subscribing to third party internet providers when if you look around on the internet you can get Internet service cheaper or similar pricing from the big telecom companies, without any installation/modem fees, etc. It's terrible. The wholesale rates are too high! How does the CRTC even allow this to happen?

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 2019-03-30, 09:49 PM
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Don't know what it's like out west but Rogers internet is very close in price to TSI. That's partly due to TSI price increases and partly due to Rogers lowering their prices recently. It's even closer when modem costs are factored in. Rogers prices include modem rental and it's an extra cost item with TSI. Rogers offers gigabit internet but TSI does not.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 2019-04-03, 08:21 AM
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This is all fluff. The big telecom companies have won by increasing the wholesale rates. There's no benefit in subscribing to third party internet providers when if you look around on the internet you can get Internet service cheaper or similar pricing from the big telecom companies, without any installation/modem fees, etc. It's terrible. The wholesale rates are too high! How does the CRTC even allow this to happen?
The CRTC is staffed by people who used to work for Big Telecom, so what do you expect? I mean, they've had an "interm" wholesale rate on fibre lines for quite a long time now that is so comically high that there's no possibility of a market. (I can subscribe as a residential customer for below the wholesale rate.)

It's a total joke. If the government was serious about this, they'd either burn the CRTC to the ground and start over, or they'd nationalize the infrastructure entirely ala power lines and just sell access to everybody.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 2019-05-16, 03:57 PM
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Been using Tek Savvy fo a couple of years now and very pleased with their service and price.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 2019-05-19, 01:29 PM
 
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If you've been using it for a couple of years I'm going to assume you're paying a lower rate than you can currently get with teksavvy.

Just trying to remove that damn setup progress bar.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 2019-05-26, 05:21 PM
 
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I've been a TekSavvy customer for about four years now, generally happy with them. Just checked their prices now -- yikes! They're considerably higher than what I'm paying. So much for deals for new customers.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 2019-05-31, 07:22 AM
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Let's not lose sight of the fact that if it weren't for TekSavvy & other third party suppliers the big three rates would be much, much higher. For this reason alone I'm a TekSavvy customer and will continue to support them even if their prices are somewhat higher.

Lowering rates to squeeze out smaller competitors who's pockets aren't as deep is a common bullying tactic by large corporate conglomerates to eliminate competition and fair pricing.

Certainly the CRTC ,who are supposed to protect the public, are a complete farce by allowing for example outrageous multi-dollar data charges for something that costs the major suppliers mere pennies/gigabyte to provide.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 2019-06-02, 04:28 PM
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The CRTC's dithering on setting a proper wholesale rate for fiber network access is really hurting them.
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