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Review by brassy See Profile

  • Location: Brantford,ON
  • Cost: $44 per month (month by month)
  • Install: about 7 days
Good "Third party cable provider that covers all of Rogers territory"
Bad "No unlimited packages (yet?), no access to higher packgaes (yet?)"
Overall "Another TPIA cable provider with better prices and quotas, check them out!"
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Have been with teksavvy dsl for ages, but seeing as they are not on the Rogers aggregated poi, and have decided not to cover my town, and the chance Bell upgrading the lines/slams so we can get FIBE here is close to zero.. 5 megabit dsl wasnt cutting it anymore, so had to switch.

Thankfully start.ca is covering the entire Rogers footprint, so I can get cable internet with them. With lower prices and higher caps than Rogers, the switch was obvious.

Order was done completely online, start.ca will call a couple days later to verify your installation date, etc. A docsis 3 modem was purchased for $99. (rental is available)

Installation took 5 business day, with the modem being shipped and arrived about 3 days before the installation.

Installation was done by Rogers (just a matter of checking the line stats, running a new line if applicable, and activating the modem), but was done very professional, and within 5 minutes of Rogers leaving, I was activated and on the start.ca network. Installation cost $50, although I think its free if you are actually switching from Rogers cable internet.

Signed up for the 18M/512k service, and getting that (and more with the SpeedBoost). No throttling has been detected.

Quota is reasonable at 200 Gigs, with the higher speed having a 300 gig quota (although as I write this, I take it the service is unlimited as their quota checker isnt operational).

Would like to see native ipv6 (although probably Rogers holding them back). Also will be interesting to see if the higher speeds only available to Rogers, will be made available (quite content with 18mbps though)

Other than that, will update as things progress, but currently happy with the service.

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