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1.0 General

Ultimately, it is impossible to know what the actual performance of any broadband service will be until it is completely installed and operational. There are many varying factors that may affect the quality of service received. Someone in your neighbourhood or even next door might receive a completely different quality of service than you.

There is a wide array of companies you can get internet service from. You can get all types of service as well. They vary from dial-up all the way to dedicated business lines. If you want to find out what is available in your area go take a look at The Canadian ISP List or consult the Yellow Pages under "Internet".

You can find an ISP in your area and read reviews of their service written by their customers.

If you are currently a broadband customer, and are considering a switch to a different ISP, it is a good idea to keep your existing service and evaluate the alternative for a short period of time. Some ISP's will even let you try the first month free. Then you can decide which service to keep and which to dump.

When comparing services, some things to check for include:
- upload and download speeds
- connection reliability and stability
- internet routing and latency (ping times)
- email service reliability and speed
- newsgroup service completion rate
- technical support and customer service

by Exit See Profile edited by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2004-10-30 16:43:31

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by Exit See Profile edited by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2004-04-07 19:54:22

Abacom (819) 820-2929 ext: 1

AEI Internet (877) 305-4155 ext: 731

Aserty (613)746-0515

Axcessnet (514) 915-3211 or 1-866-773-0330

B2B2C (800) 965-9065

CUIC (877) 343-8325

CanDSL (613) 688-1404

Colba.net (514) 856-3500

Cyber Jet (416) 410-4239

DSL.ca (416) 598-0032

Durham Net (905) 725-1016

E-Gate Communications (416) 447-8505

Echo Online Internet (800) 661-2319 ext: 3

Electronicbox (450-653-6004)

Golden Triangle (877) 446-5343

Groupe Sig-Net Plus (866) 289-6011

Ia CanadaON Line (416) 324-2665 & (905) 624-1953

IAM Net (866) 344-6544

IGS (800) 268-3715

Info-Internet (514) 342-4636

Inter.net (800) 920.7873

Istop (800) 999-0532

IAW (800) 560-4560

Look Communications (800) 356-5665

Magma Communications (800) 576-7704

Microlink (905) 875-5465

MTS (800) 773-2121

Net100 (877) 343-8325

Nexicom (888) 639-4266

Nexus Internet Solutions (905) 725-9038

Nothing But Net (519) 457-9009 or toll free 1 877 277 0702, option 1

Openweb Communications (800) 423-9706

Oricom Internet (866) 967-4266

Primus Canada (800) 370-0015

Rocler (866) 377-1898

SecureNet Information Services (514) 744-4242

TekSavvy Solutions (877) 779-1575

THT (877) 881-0689

Trytel Internet (800) 548-3440

VIF Internet (888) 321-3737

Wave II Networks (800) 263-8433

Web Machine (514) 482-6881

ZiD (800) 642-6714 ext: 700

List compiled by julez_atf See Profile

by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2005-12-28 10:33:55