Apr 9, 2014

Who is the best ISP for Rural Canada

What is the best Internet Plan for the County of Grande Prairie residents? To me it seems to be Bell or CCI.  Bell offers 6 mbps down and 1 mbit up and a 55 msec ping rate and that is only using the HSPA network and not the LTE network. Not sure when the 40 mbps LTE network will be available further than 20 km out of GP  The setup is only $35 after you have bought your LTE enabled Tablet.

GP Networks have a $400 upfront fee, but most people cost average the wifi radio over 3 years. They are sharing their 11 mbps connections with multiple connections so don't expect great throughput at 8 pm. Paying $80 for only 50 Gigs does seem steep for not being able to connect wherever you are.

 Any time some ISP offers unlimited traffic my ears pop up. CCI Wireless does this. For $89.95 you get a 6 mbps So now you can finally watch HD Youtube. They are using WiMax so you should be able to watch your favourite shows in the evenings.

Nexxcom  has 2 systems deployed one in the licensed high 600Mhz band using docsis protocol and and another running in the 3.65 semi-public band on a more generic modified wifi protocol so your throughput should be great at 8 pm.

Xplornet offers 25mb/s for $89.95 with 200Gigs downloadable and only $2 per gig after that. They use fixed LTE radios

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