Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ontario Internet

Since Teksavvy and Acanac Cable have finally come to my area (West Ottawa) I have compiled a spreadsheet comparing prices of the options available to me (Bell, Rogers, Teksavvy, Acanac)

I used the raw data to calculate some interesting results;

Assumptions:
- Where possible Modem Purchase was chosen (as to not inflate monthly expenses with rental fees)
- Bundling or other promotions are not taken into consideration(bundling enters you in to long term contracts whether you're told or not)

Services Compared:
Bell Fibe (Not Fiber Optic; VDSL2 I think)
- Not sure if this is available to me; it seems to be about the worst overall in terms of price / performance

Specs:



             Downlink Speed (Mbps) UplinkSpeed (kbps) Usage Allowance (GB)  
Fibe 6       6                     1024               25
Fibe 12      12                    1024               50
Fibe 16      16                    1024               75
Fibe 25      25                    7168               75

Monthly Fees:
         Monthly Cost  Modem Rent  Monthly Cost  Over. Charge/GB  Max Overage Charge

Fibe 6   $44.95        $3.95        $44.95        $2.00            $60.00
Fibe 12  $54.95        $3.95        $54.95        $1.50            $60.00
Fibe 16  $64.95        $3.95        $64.95        $1.00            $60.00
Fibe 25  $70.95        $6.95        $70.95        $1.00            $60.00

Startup Fees:
Bell                      Activation Fee  Modem Purchase Price
Fibe 6                    $29.95          N/A
Fibe 12                   $29.95          N/A
Fibe 16                   $29.95          N/A
Fibe 25                   $29.95          N/A


Rogers Cable Internet (DOCSIS 3.0)
- Rogers offers the highest performance internet in my area (up to 50MBps) however it couples them with low caps (you will reach the Cap within 8 hours)!

Specs:

                   Downlink Speed (Mbps) UplinkSpeed (kbps) Usage Allowance (GB)
Ultralite          0.5                   256                2
lite               3                     256                15
express            10                    512                60
extreme            15                    1024               80
extreme plus       25                    1024               125
ultimate           50                    2048               175

Monthly Fees:

              Monthly Cost  Modem Rental  Monthly Cost  Overage / GB  Max Overage
Ultralite     $27.99        $0.00         $27.99        $5.00         $50.00
lite          $35.99        $0.00         $35.99        $4.00         $50.00
express       $46.99        $0.00         $46.99        $2.00         $50.00
extreme       $59.99        $0.00         $59.99        $1.50         $50.00
extreme plus  $69.99        $0.00         $69.99        $1.25         $50.00
ultimate      $99.99        $0.00         $99.99        $0.50         $50.00

Startup Fees:
Rogers                    Activation Fee  Modem Purchase Price
Ultralite                 $14.95          $99.99
lite                      $14.95          $99.99
express                   $14.95          $200.00
extreme                   $14.95          $200.00
extreme plus              $14.95          $200.00
ultimate                  $14.95          $200.00

Teksavvy Cable Internet (DOCSIS 3.0)
- Just started reselling rogers cable internet a couple of weeks ago in my area

Specs:

Teksavvy        Downlink Speed (Mbps) UplinkSpeed (kbps) Usage Allowance (GB)
Cable (Lite)    3                     256                300
Cable (Express) 10                    512                300
Cable (Extreme) 15                    1024               300
Cable (Pro)     15                    1024               Unlimited

Monthly Fees:

Teksavvy        Monthly Cost  Modem Rental  Monthly Cost  Overage Charge per GB  Max Overage Charge
Cable (Lite)    $27.95        $0.00         $27.95        $0.50                  Unlimited
Cable (Express) $36.95        $0.00         $36.95        $0.50                  Unlimited
Cable (Extreme) $42.95        $0.00         $42.95        $0.50                  Unlimited
Cable (Pro)     $54.95        $0.00         $54.95        $0.00                  N/A

Startup Fees:
Teksavvy           Activation Fee  Modem Purchase Price
Cable (Lite)       $44.95          $65.00
Cable (Express)    $44.95          $65.00
Cable (Extreme)    $44.95          $65.00
Cable (Pro)        $44.95          $65.00

Acanac Cable Internet (DOCSIS 3.0)

- Just started reselling rogers cable internet a couple of weeks ago in my area
- Prices based on length of sign up; I prices both by the month and by the year


Acanac (Monthly Payment) Downlink Speed (Mbps) UplinkSpeed (kbps) Usage Allowance (GB)
Cable 7.5 (Capped)       7.5                   800                40
Cable 10 (Capped)        10                    1024               60
Cable 10 (Unlimited)     10                    512                Unlimited
Cable 15 (Unlimited)     15                    1024               Unlimited


Acanac (Monthly Payment) Monthly Cost  Modem Rental  Monthly Cost  Overage Charge per GB  Max Overage Charge
Cable 7.5 (Capped)       $37.95        $0.00         $37.95        $4.50                  $50.00
Cable 10 (Capped)        $58.95        $0.00         $58.95        $1.65                  Unlimited
Cable 10 (Unlimited)     $44.95        $0.00         $44.95        $0.00                  N/A
Cable 15 (Unlimited)     $48.95        $0.00         $48.95        $0.00                  N/A

Acanac (Monthly Payment)  Activation Fee  Modem Purchase Price
Cable 7.5 (Capped)        $29.95          $50.00
Cable 10 (Capped)         $29.95          $50.00
Cable 10 (Unlimited)      $29.95          $50.00
Cable 15 (Unlimited)      $29.95          $50.00



Acanac (Yearly Payment)  Downlink Speed (Mbps) UplinkSpeed (kbps) Usage Allowance (GB)
Cable 7.5 (Capped)       7.5                   800                40
Cable 10 (Capped)        10                    1024               60
Cable 10 (Unlimited)     10                    512                Unlimited
Cable 15 (Unlimited)     15                    1024               Unlimited

Acanac (Yearly Payment)  Monthly Cost  Modem Rental  Monthly Cost  Overage Charge per GB  Max Overage Charge
Cable 7.5 (Capped)       $37.95        $0.00         $37.95        $4.50                  $50.00
Cable 10 (Capped)        $58.95        $0.00         $58.95        $1.65                  Unlimited
Cable 10 (Unlimited)     $35.95        $0.00         $35.95        $0.00                  N/A
Cable 15 (Unlimited)     $39.95        $0.00         $39.95        $0.00                  N/A

Acanac (Yearly Payment)   Activation Fee  Modem Purchase Price
Cable 7.5 (Capped)        $29.95          $50.00
Cable 10 (Capped)         $29.95          $50.00
Cable 10 (Unlimited)      $29.95          $50.00
Cable 15 (Unlimited)      $29.95          $50.00













Cost Per Gigabyte (without overage charges):

Bell                 Cost / GB (without exceeding plan)
Fibe 6               $1.96
Fibe 12              $1.18
Fibe 16              $0.92
Fibe 25              $1.04


Rogers               Cost / GB (without exceeding plan)
Ultralite            $16.00
lite                 $2.67
express              $0.90
extreme              $0.84
extreme plus         $0.62
ultimate             $0.61


Teksavvy             Cost / GB (without exceeding plan)
Cable (Lite)         $0.09
Cable (Express)      $0.12
Cable (Extreme)      $0.14
Cable (Pro)          $0.00


Acanac (Monthly)     Cost / GB (without exceeding plan)
Cable 7.5 (Capped)   $0.95
Cable 10 (Capped)    $0.98
Cable 10 (Unlimited) $0.00
Cable 15 (Unlimited) $0.00


Acanac (Yearly)      Cost / GB (without exceeding plan)
Cable 7.5 (Capped)   $0.95
Cable 10 (Capped)    $0.98
Cable 10 (Unlimited) $0.00
Cable 15 (Unlimited) $0.00

Hours of Download at Max Rate
How many hours you can download at your maximum rate before you get charged overage fees:
Unlimited internet shows at 720 hours (30 days * 24 hours)

Bell                 Hours to reach cap 
Fibe 6               9
Fibe 12              9
Fibe 16              11
Fibe 25              7


Rogers               Hours to reach cap
Ultralite            9
lite                 11
express              14
extreme              12
extreme plus         11
ultimate             8


Teksavvy             Hours to reach cap
Cable (Lite)         228
Cable (Express)      68
Cable (Extreme)      46
Cable (Pro)          720


Acanac (Monthly)     Hours to reach cap
Cable 7.5 (Capped)   12
Cable 10 (Capped)    14
Cable 10 (Unlimited) 720
Cable 15 (Unlimited) 720


Acanac (Yearly)      Hours to reach cap
Cable 7.5 (Capped)   12
Cable 10 (Capped)    14
Cable 10 (Unlimited) 720
Cable 15 (Unlimited) 720

Cost Per Hour Of Netflix

Bell                 Cost Per Hour (default) Cost Per Hour (HD)  
Fibe 6               $0.59                   $1.96               
Fibe 12              $0.35                   $1.18               
Fibe 16              $0.28                   $0.92               
Fibe 25              $0.31                   $1.04               


Rogers               Cost Per Hour (default) Cost Per Hour (HD)  
Ultralite            $4.80                   $16.00              
lite                 $0.80                   $2.67               
express              $0.27                   $0.90               
extreme              $0.25                   $0.84               
extreme plus         $0.18                   $0.62               
ultimate             $0.18                   $0.61               


Teksavvy             Cost Per Hour (default) Cost Per Hour (HD)  
Cable (Lite)         $0.03                   $0.09               
Cable (Express)      $0.04                   $0.12               
Cable (Extreme)      $0.04                   $0.14               
Cable (Pro)          $0.08                   $0.08               


Acanac (Monthly)     Cost Per Hour (default) Cost Per Hour (HD)  
Cable 7.5 (Capped)   $0.28                   $0.95               
Cable 10 (Capped)    $0.29                   $0.98               
Cable 10 (Unlimited) $0.06                   $0.06               
Cable 15 (Unlimited) $0.07                   $0.07               


Acanac (Yearly)      Cost Per Hour (default) Cost Per Hour (HD)  
Cable 7.5 (Capped)   $0.28                   $0.95               
Cable 10 (Capped)    $0.29                   $0.98               
Cable 10 (Unlimited) $0.05                   $0.05               
Cable 15 (Unlimited) $0.06                   $0.06            



All The Data!


1 comment:

EricD said...

Hello Scott;

You seem like a very interesting guy. Like you I am an engineer, and I like building things, and sometimes sharing the results via my blog. However, I just started blogging a week ago, so I am new at it.

Anyway, one of my pet interests is LFTRs, which are a very interesting kind of nuclear reactor. Take a look at my blog and I would love your comments.

Almost all your projects sound interesting. Sometime we should go out for a beer and compare ideas.... definitely there is a million dollar idea floating around somewhere in there.

Cheers
Eric Dormer
Stittsville
ericdormer62@yahoo.com