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I recently switched from Cogeco 14 mbps service to Bell 6 mbps service. It is significantly cheaper, obviously, but I am having several problems. With the modem they gave me, I had connection dropping several times. They sent a new one today, and there have been no dropped connections so far. I have installed filters at the required spots so that shouldn't be an issue.

The main problem, however, is that webpages take a long time to load. This was never an issue with cogeco, and it shouldn't be an issue with a 6 mbps connection. They take a long time to load, or they show that the internet is not connected. Not always, but very often. If I refresh the webpage a few times they show up.

The funny thing is that internet does not get disconnected while the pages don't load, because some of the times while pages have not loaded, I have been downloading files and the downloads still keep going (and for the tech people, no the downloads don't "stop and "resume" because the file size keeps increasing, i.e. the file is still downloading).

OTOH, cogeco prices are kind of high and their bandwidth policy is of ridiculous. This is also my experience with Bell so far and some people have had much better experience.
 

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Are you sure Fibe 12 (50GB limit) costs the same as Cogeco's Standard High speed (14 mbps / 60GB)? i.e. the prices if we have no bundles and the contract period is over? Because that's quite f'ed up.

OTOH, what I like about Bell is that at least you can bring your bandwidth limit up by 40GB by paying only $5. Cogeco has no such option.

Edit: From what I can see, Fibe 12 is $51.95 and Cogeco High speed standard is $56.95. $5 difference - and for those $5, you can increase your bandwidth limit to 90 GB with Bell. I don't know about you, but the difference in speed between 12 mbps and 14 mbps is quite negligable. The difference between 90GB and 60GB limit, though, is quite significant.
 

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TekSavvy is definitely the better option. Most people have said good things about Bell Fibe so I tried it out. Though my experience in the first few days has been far from satisfactory. Even with the new modem, I had connection dropped yesterday.
 
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