Cogeco Cable, Canada's fourth largest cable operator, announced this week that is has revamped its internet offerings in Ontario and Quebec.

On the positive side, the changes include increased download speeds and bandwidth caps. On the downside are higher prices. Digital Home readers have been reporting price increases of $2 to $4 for the Standard package, now called Turbo 14.

Cogeco customers continue to receive much better internet pricing in Quebec than in Ontario. For example the Turbo 14 (formerly the standard package is $9 a month cheaper in Quebec and the Turbo 20 is $5 per month cheaper plus an extra 20 GB of bandwidth.

The following is a complete listing of the new Cogeco packages and pricing in Ontario and Quebec. (The Turbo 20, Ultimate 30 and 50 packages are only available in select areas so readers need to contact Cogeco to confirm if they are available in your area.)

Ontario

In Ontario, Cogeco now offers six internet packages: Express 4 (replaces Lite package), Express 8 (replaces Lite plus package), Turbo 14 (replaces standard package), Turbo 20 (new package), Ultimate 30 and Ultimate 50.
  • Express 4 - 4 Mbps download, 600 kps upload, 15 GB bandwidth cap plus $1.50 per extra GB for $40.95 per month
  • Express 8 - 8 Mbps download, 800 kps upload, 40 GB bandwidth cap plus $1.50 per extra GB for $46.95 per month
  • Turbo 14 - 14 Mbps download, 1 Mbps upload, 80 GB bandwidth cap plus $1.50 per extra GB for $60.95 per month
  • Turbo 20 - 20 Mbps download, 1.5 Mbps upload, 80 GB bandwidth cap plus $1.50 per extra GB for $59.95 per month
  • Ultimate 30 - 30 Mbps download, 2 Mbps upload, 175 GB bandwidth cap plus $1.00 per extra GB for $69.95 per month
  • Ultimate 50 - 50 Mbps download, 2 Mbps upload, 250 GB bandwidth cap plus $1.00 per extra GB for $109.95 per month.
Discounts are available for bundles.

Quebec

In Quebec, Cogeco now offers six internet packages: Express 3 (replaces Lite package), Express 7 (replaces Lite plus package), Turbo 14 (replaces standard package), Turbo 20 (new), Ultimate 40 and Ultimate 60.
  • Express 3 - 3 Mbps download, 600 kps upload, 20 GB bandwidth cap plus $1.50 per extra GB for $33.95 per month
  • Express 7 - 7 Mbps download, 800 kps upload, 60 GB bandwidth cap plus $1.50 per extra GB for $39.95 per months
  • Turbo 14 - 14 Mbps download, 1 Mbps upload, 80 GB bandwidth cap plus $1.50 per extra GB for $51.95 per months
  • Turbo 20 - 20 Mbps download, 1.5 Mbps upload, 100 GB bandwidth cap plus $1.50 per extra GB for $54.95 per months
  • Ultimate 40 - 40 Mbps download, 2 Mbps upload, 175 GB bandwidth cap plus $1.00 per extra GB for $67.95 per months
  • Ultimate 60 - 60 Mbps download, 2 Mbps upload, 250 GB bandwidth cap plus $1.00 per extra GB for $97.95
Discounts are available for bundles.

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