March 2012 ONTARIO Internet Plans Comparison #2 :
This latest spreadsheet takes into account some additional plans and providers :(1)
The ground-breaking COGECO TPIA Indie CABLE Internet services from START Communications
of London, Ontario,(2)
The March 2012 DSL FTTN Price Promos
, which are at least partially sponsored by Bell, who is benevolently/desperately
(you choose which
) waiving their install fees to the Indie ISPs for those particular plans, and this discount is available thru many participating Indie ISPs,(3)
New 'SEMI-LIGHT DSL
' plans from Electronic Box, START, & Velcom
, with lower prices and caps in the 75 to 100GB range.(4) Teksavvy's
response to the SEMI-LIGHT DSL
' plans of (3), PLUS they have added this usage level at 12 and 16Mb speeds
(which nobody else has done so far), and AFAIK, TSI's Off-Peak FREE Usage period applies to these new plans too.NOTE : Any IISPs participating in the March Bell Promos would be passing these savings on to the subscriber for new accounts and/or upgrades ordered/installed during part or all of this month, and in SOME cases adding further promo features of their own.PLEASE contact each IISP for their exact policies and valid date ranges !ALSO included are :
ROGERS' & COGECO's current Retail customer rate plans for Ontario,
Ongoing February prices & plans for Ontario from selected other Indie ISPs, who may or may not be offering FTTN DSL and/or Cable. ABOUT the COLOURS in the Spreadsheet :
COGECO and COGECO Cable TPIA cells now have a GREEN background.
Rogers & Rogers Cable TPIA cells are RED.
DSL cells are BLUE, except for the March Promos, which are YELLOW.
DSL 'SEMI-LIGHT' are now EGGSHELL.
PLEASE FEEL FREE to post here about what you feel are the pros & cons of the various promos.
Note : There may be other providers offering similar promos.
Please post here (including link to rate page showing the deals) and I will try to include some of them, either in this or in the April edition of this CSD (Customer Service Document).BE INFORMED CONSUMERS - READ THE SPREADSHEET !