[kwlug-disc] Kitchener Waterloo Cable ISPs

Chris Craig kwlug.org at ciotog.net
Mon Nov 11 14:13:04 EST 2013


Worldline has just started offering Cable internet as well:
25/2 unlimited - $49.95
45/4 unlimited - $59.95
both have home phone bundle options at no additional charge (although there
may be the "essential services fee")


On 11 November 2013 12:25, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> Acanac and Distributel partner on their backbones. This is Acanac
> territory - I don't expect Distributel is an option. And vice versa in
> other territories. But it's all the same backbone. As I understand it, it's
> whomever has the link from Roger's to their backbone - in this case it's
> Acanac at Roger's Grand Crest Kitchener location - AFAIK.
>
> Acanac has forums at https://community.acanac.com/acanac/index.php. I
> suspect the others have their equivalents. No doubt each will have lots of
> complaints about each of the others. (Usually in the end blaming Rogers -
> whom, AFAICT, well deserves the blame. Physical connectivity issues, less
> so administrative ones.)
>
> They also advertise a 30-day money back guarantee, excluding the
> activation fee and any modem purchase. (Last I checked, any purchased modem
> from any of them should be usable on any of the others.) At one point the
> Thomson was cheaper at Canada Computers. Currently, their Huawei MT130U at
> $75 is cheaper through them. (Last I looked.)
>
> Khalid: Be fair (to Acanac). Their front page,
> http://ww.acanac.ca/cable.html, shows various rate plans, but to get the
> best it's an annual fee. I can't find the fine print ('*' reference) to see
> what the fee is after the first year, but last I looked it's that fee
> annually - the '*' was a fine print reference to being held hostage to
> CRTC/Rogers, and any wholesaler fee change would of course have to be
> passed on. Added during a recent CRTC go around or 3 or 5. I expect the
> same is true of any provider.
>
> Looks like the best rate is $43.95/month ($527.40 annual), first year for
> 35/3, peak 14/1. (They show other goodies too.) Rather cheaper than your
> other choices.
>
> Month to month it shows $49.95, 3 months $47.95, 6 $45.95, and as above,
> 12 $43.95
>
>
>
> On 13-11-11 10:54 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>
>> Researching what is available on the market after I get rid of the land
>> line, shows the following options:
>>
>> 1. Distributel, no contract
>> 35/3  mbps unlimited $59.95
>>
>> 2. Start.ca, no contract
>> 35/3  unlimited $59.95
>> They offer an upload boast to 35/10 with unlimited for $69.95
>> They also waive the $50 installation fee if you have active cable now
>>
>> 3. Teksavvy
>> 35/3  300GB $49.95
>> 35/3 unlimited $79.95
>>
>> Acanac
>> A friend uses them, their service is OK, but require upfront payment for
>> the whole year, $750. For cable, they bundle VoIP with it for free.
>>
>> So, the first two options seem the lowest cost with unlimited cap.
>> Teksavvy
>> is more well known though.
>>
>> Yes, I called Rogers but they don't want to give away an unlimited option
>> until I am ready to cancel for real, then perhaps they will do it. So this
>> has to be done later.
>>
>> Any other ISPs?
>> Any experience with the above (good/bad)?
>>
>>
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