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I checked Fizz and they offer the same internet speeds (30/10) as Teksavvy for only $45/month. That is a savings of over $216/year before taxes. Get this, I could increase my speed by 400% (120/20) at Fizz and still pay less than will be paying Teksavvy for 30/10.

Until I see otherwise I assume this is temporary offer or fine print and then they (Fizz) start increasing the prices.

Anyone have any reason to not jump ship from Teksavvy Cable internet to Fizz? Note where I live the cables are owned by Videotron. Fibe is on the street but I never had the line run to the house nor do I need the speeds.

For the record when I had Videotron cable internet the service was good. Same with Teksavvy.
 

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Because that's Videotron, so they decide 100% of the price, where TekSavvy's price is decided by the CRTC (wholesale price TekSavvy pays the incumbent to use their network).
 

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I realize there are many independent ISPs in Quebec that offers similar pricing, like vmedia, Oxio and IVC Telecom. I totally agree with Ed7789 - it all depends on the wholesale price determined by CRTC. The lower the wholesale price is, the cheaper the service fee will be.
 

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Thanks. I am a bit confused how IVC pricing structure works. 100Mbps is $40, 60Mbps is $45 and 30Mbps is $40.

You would also think if it was wholesale price, the independents would be closer in pricing. I pay $63 for 30Mbps at Teksavvy.
 

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Been reading posts about throttling issues with of some of the wholesalers. I guess that is how they can sell for less. Also, it seems that some ISPs have murky throttling rules. IVC says in their TOS,

we are slowing down the non-real-time FTP (File Transfer Protocols) including but not limited to using the Bit Torrent protocol during the peak hour from 6:30pm to 10.30pm EST

They also may limit your unlimited downloads.

if any excessive or malicious activities that may harm IVC’s network are detected, IVC may suspend their service or limit the speed without any notice in advance

We are a household of 6 and hit 1GB/month consistently. That is 4K TV, Discord, 2 VPN connections for work, Facetime and 2 MS Teams connections for school. FTP and BT are rarely used here so I am not concerned with those.

Anyway thanks again for mentioning this. It has made me revaluate our internet and the risks with some of these newer companies.
 
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