Competition remains low in Canada and prices remain high. This is despite my province having some of the lowest internet prices in the country.
20mbps/10mbps with 350gb monthly limit offered for 50$. Another 5$ removes upload from the monthly limit and allows unlimited download from 2am to 2pm.
That's 55$ Canadian, also known as 40USD.
With that said, there are two good things I can say about my internet provider.
1) Latency is super low and the connection is incredibly stable. This is what I looked forward to the most since I play a lot of online games.
2) Many providers dick you over by saying their connection is "up to" 20mbps. This provider announces it the same, but I actually get 22mbps during peak hours. They're good.
Finally Upgraded. Comcast Blast! 200Mbps. I have Gigabit Pro in my area (2Gbps) for 1$149 (Contract, $299 month to month)but it's $1000 to install and $1100 to break a contract if you move. And it takes (drumroll) 2-3 Months to install.
Cool so you finally ended up with a good connection as well, i remember back when you where active it was hell, is it capped or uncapped now ? (i remember back when DS posted his saying that only capped ones where available).
Comcast is a godsend compared to the local DSL ISP I was stuck with for several months before Comcast bought out the local cable provider (which at the time only provided TV)....
The downside to a connection like this is that a large percentage of my devices are wireless, and because of my house being old and having that old metal-mesh reinforced plaster 2.4GHz barely works, and 5GHz pretty much doesn't. Wirelessly, I almost never see more than 40 or 50 megabits unless I'm in the room with the router.
I've put thought into running CAT5 throughout my house and installing several access points. Since my house is one story it wouldn't be all that difficult.
I'm digging up this thread with something relevant. I'm getting fiber soon! It's SOOOO close, I can practically taste it! Until this point, for a few years, I've had about 40 Mb/s, which is not TOO bad.. But how bout 1000 Mb/s, bitches? I guess we'll see if I reach that kinda speed, but if I reach half, hell, a FOURTH of that speed, I would be a happy guy. But I'd rather have 1000, lol. It's SO close. The fiber tubes have reached the house, we dug a ditch for it to the wall, we still have to dig over it, cover it with sand and dirt.. Then ALL they have to do, is hook us the hell up. I have waited YEARS, since fiber was a goddamn thing for this to happen. There's two of us in the house, and it takes so little for our current capacity to max out.
I have fiber. I love it. Going from 40mbps to freaking 1000, is just.. OMG. There were some kinks along the way. I have a socket in my bedroom, which goes to a socket in the washroom, where the central is installed. Turns out, the wiring was only set up for 100mbps. It was only a matter of connecting the rest of the wires, and there was some other bullshit regarding the wiring, because it was connected to yet another socket in the living room, and I had to go through some hoops, and be a little creative.. Whatever, it works now, it's STABLE, and it's glorious.