Rogers Boosts Speeds, Keep Caps Static
Ultimate From 75 to 150 Mbps, Extreme Plus From 32 to 45 Mbps
User in our Rogers forum
point out that the Canadian cable company has bumped speeds for most of their usage tiers, but has decided to leave usage caps for those tiers largely the same. An e-mail being sent to users indicates that Rogers customers will start seeing the faster speeds starting December 1.
The company's website
offers the particulars for each tier change (all tiers currently have a $100 monthly overage ceiling, and pricing can vary based on regional competition):Ultimate
($123 CA per month
) users will see speeds increased from 75 Mbps to 150 Mbps, with a monthly usage cap of 250 GB and overages of $0.50 per each additional gigabyte.Extreme Plus
($72 CA per month) users will see speeds increased from 32 Mbps to 45 Mbps, with a monthly usage cap of 150 GB and overages of $1.25 per each additional gigabyte.Extreme
($62 CA per month) users will see speeds bumped from 28 Mbps to 35 Mbps, with a monthly usage cap of 120 GB and overages of $1.50 per each additional gigabyte.Express
($49 CA per month) users will see speeds bumped from 18 Mbps to 25 Mbps, with a monthly usage cap of 80 GB and overages of $2.00 per each additional gigabyte.
said by brianiscool:This way, they can get you to that cap more quickly, and start earning overage charges. Using unregulated metering, no less....
I laught so hard when I see these low caps. Then larger overcharge fee's for @home bandwidth.
Fuck you rogers et al....
Re: Note to complainers
said by elefante72:blah ....blah ( i have 1600 GB capacity and 5 megabit ) blah ...blah blahhhh
While retail pricing in Canada is abusive, they also regulate and have CLEC-type providers (TPIA) there. I switched my inlaws from Bell which had a 20GB limit (DSL) for $45/month to Teksavvy on the lite 6 Mbps with a 300 GB cap for $30. With the regulation, if the carrier increases the speed the TPIA gets the same benefit, so those people get a boost too. As a note this is Rogers who is the carrier.
When I cancelled the service the Bell guy automagically offered 20->60GB for free for 3 months, and I told them they have to get in the ballpark. They couldn't even come close.
Oh and if you go over 300 GB : 10 CENTS PER GIG. THey also have an unlimited tier....
Also, no modem fees however he had to buy a D3 modem for $100 which is no different than TWC here. That modem has 8 channel bonding so it should last a good 6-8 years.
Also, I think they over-provisioned because I regularly see over 10 Mbps, but no difference.
I think you would have a hard time finding 6Mbps/300GB for $30 in the US for a NORMAL (not promo) rate.
So we complain, but Canada has a more robust competitive model than the US.
smart people are laughing at you no really we are.
Re: Note to complainers
said by bklass:In Atlantic Canada, fibre-to-the-house is commonly available, uncapped, at symmetric speeds up to 75/75 mbits/sec, for reasonable rates.
Let's not forget that Ontario and QuÃ©bec aren't all there is to Canada...
Re: Wait, what? Actually it's 40x. At this speed tier (not mentioned in the article) Rogers charges $4 PER GIG over 20GB. So for $100 you would get 35 GB. Even in the higher tiers the Teksavvy overage rate is still 0.10.
So if you assume there is handy profit at 0.10c a gig, that means that Rogers can deliver this at no more than 0.05c a GB, probably less. If you look at the pricing $30-> 300GB that works out to $0.10c/GB. So I believe they build their models around people using a fraction of that 300GB, and that is where the profit sits on top of the bulk rate. But interestingly enough one can figure out what the cost to deliver really is....
The only downside to the 6 Mbps tier is that the upload is 256kbps, which is third world. You can't even stream Skype at SD at this rate. Other than that, they just watch videos, use VOIP, web, email so it is good for them. Eventually they will update that.