Hi all, I am quite new here and also not a native English speaker (so please excuse any small mistakes of mine
). I will be moving to Montreal on January (to continue my studies) and I am looking for apartments in the Plateau area (somewhere close to Mont-Royal and Laurier metro stations - Montreal residents will understand). One of my main concerns is the available options regarding internet and I would like to know what other people from that area are experiencing (in terms of upload/download speed, throttling, differences between cable and DSL etc). From some research on the topic, I found that ISP choosing is a bit tricky in Canada mostly because there are 2 major companies dominating the market: Bell (DSL) and Videotron (cable). Therefore I will probably go for a smaller-scale company that uses their services but offers better rates and - hopefully - better customer support.
The other issue is choosing between DSL and cable internet. I should say that I don't really care about small differences in prices, my main goal is speed and stability (looking to pay around 50-70$ monthly for a 250-300gb cap). In general, DSL can achieve very high speeds (25-30Mb download / 10Mb upload if you live close to CO and your neighbourhood/house wiring allows it) but there is also the possibility of "throttling", a term I only recently discovered :lol: Cable can supposedly reach high download speeds more consistently (again around 30Mb) but it can also depend on how many customers use the same cable line in the neighbourhood. In addition, the upload speeds have much lower optimal (3 Mb with electronic box is the maximum I have seen). So again it comes to where you live and the current status there. So if there is anyone with relative knowledge about my area of interest please don't be shy
Having a look in canadianisp.ca, I think Montreal-DSL ([url]»www.canadianisp.ca/cgi-bin/ispse ··· QC[/url]
) seems like a nice option (they offer DSL or cable), based on pricing and customer reviews. Other options include mysignal for DSL ([url]»www.canadianisp.ca/cgi-bin/ispse ··· NA[/url]
) or electronicbox for cable ([url]»www.electronicbox.net/en/montrea ··· ml[/url]
). Some people on an other forum, suggested colba as one of the best options. Any additional info and personal experience on these?
Sorry for the text-wall and thanks in advance for your answers