Big Telcos in Canada Raising Rates

If you are with Rogers or Bell you are about to spend more money on their services. Rogers, Bell and Telus are main providers of internet services in Canada capturing more than 90% share of the market according to CRTC, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that is mandated by the government to be a regulatory agency for broadcasting and telecommunications.

Rates Increases - What We Know So Far

  • Rogers is hiking the rates a whopping $8 to be exact a month for any download speeds of 20mbs or more.
  • Bell is increasing their rates by $5 a month.
  • Telus is not going to be increasing their rates at this time.

Users were furious about this sudden rate increase.

Both Rogers and Bell when contacted said that the rates' increases will go ahead and are definitely needed as they struggle to "help fund improvements in the reach and capabilities" of their growing networks.

But never fear there are many other internet providers you can use such as Tekksavy and Start.ca with their plans starting as low as $40 and are month to month meaning you can cancel any time.