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[AXIA] 1GBPS home internet for $79 per month

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Dec 30, 2015
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1GBPS home internet for $79 per month

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$79/mo
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AXIA
Just saw this Prius driving around in Calgary wraped with AXIA advertisement and after checking the website thought about bringing it to the RFD ppls attention.
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Nov 18, 2014
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Calgary, AB
Weird, don't see this on their website. Only 99$/2 years for 100mbps symmetrical for residential.
Newbie
Oct 26, 2015
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I do not see the 1Gbps option for residential. The 100Mbps plan is $100/2yrs.
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Nov 5, 2015
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Quebec, QC
When I was on the canadian website, I only had 25,50, 100 mbps. When I switched it back to USA, I had 100 mbps for 59$ and 1gbps for 79$


I guess the 1 gbps for 79/89$ is offered in the United States only, sadly.
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Oct 26, 2011
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Unless something has changed, Axia is focused on service to rural communities. If you live somewhere where Axia provides fibre I think you would already know about them since they would be marketing heavily in your area.
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Aug 12, 2006
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Just curious. Do people who only use internet for say Netflix (regular not 4K) really need these kinds of speeds? And if not, what might the lowest speed that would be advisable for this?
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Sep 4, 2015
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Calgary, AB
beachlover wrote:
Apr 29th, 2017 7:49 am
Just curious. Do people who only use internet for say Netflix (regular not 4K) really need these kinds of speeds? And if not, what might the lowest speed that would be advisable for this?
For over a year we have been using a 15mbps DSL line for streaming Netflix and live TV and only very recently have we started to notice any slowdowns whatsoever. I can usually watch hockey in high definition while other people watch hd Netflix comfortably.

That being said this is RFD and there are some arguably faster options for the same price out there.
Sr. Member
Oct 8, 2009
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Kitchener
I have gigabit, and 50 up with Rogers at home and I would happily trade it for 500 down and 500 up.

Most of the time I do not realizing the speed, yes I can download a full game or file in mintutes, but for a greater upload speed I would sacrifice some download speed.
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Location in thread title would be nice since this is Alberta only.
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beachlover wrote:
Apr 29th, 2017 7:49 am
Just curious. Do people who only use internet for say Netflix (regular not 4K) really need these kinds of speeds? And if not, what might the lowest speed that would be advisable for this?
I think even for 4K you don't need such bandwidth. Netflix recommends 25mpbs for Ultra HD (4K): https://help.netflix.com/en/node/306


keyser-soze wrote:
Apr 29th, 2017 11:06 am
I have gigabit, and 50 up with Rogers at home and I would happily trade it for 500 down and 500 up.

Most of the time I do not realizing the speed, yes I can download a full game or file in mintutes, but for a greater upload speed I would sacrifice some download speed.
Yeah, totally agree. I have Bell gigabit and isn't that bad (100 up), but would trade for 500/500 as well,
huuuu! (¬'-')¬ C-('-'Q) straight!
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canadianclub wrote:
Apr 29th, 2017 7:57 am
For over a year we have been using a 15mbps DSL line for streaming Netflix and live TV and only very recently have we started to notice any slowdowns whatsoever. I can usually watch hockey in high definition while other people watch hd Netflix comfortably.

That being said this is RFD and there are some arguably faster options for the same price out there.
neonic wrote:
Apr 29th, 2017 11:27 am
I think even for 4K you don't need such bandwidth. Netflix recommends 25mpbs for Ultra HD (4K): https://help.netflix.com/en/node/306
Thank you both for the info.
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chreds wrote:
Apr 29th, 2017 2:11 am
Unless something has changed, Axia is focused on service to rural communities. If you live somewhere where Axia provides fibre I think you would already know about them since they would be marketing heavily in your area.
I hate seeing these types of posts here.
It's a sore reminder that some people actually get to have gigabit.
Those who are able to get it most likely know about it.
Those who aren't shed a little tear every time someone posts about it.
beachlover wrote:
Apr 29th, 2017 7:49 am
Just curious. Do people who only use internet for say Netflix (regular not 4K) really need these kinds of speeds? And if not, what might the lowest speed that would be advisable for this?
No, but if it's the same price as comparable service from the local telco?
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Dec 8, 2012
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Calgary
beachlover wrote:
Apr 29th, 2017 7:49 am
Just curious. Do people who only use internet for say Netflix (regular not 4K) really need these kinds of speeds? And if not, what might the lowest speed that would be advisable for this?
I had 100 mbps up and down 10 years ago back home in Europe. These days all my friends have gigabit unlimited connection, it's around $15 CAD/month with TV included. You only need this type of connection if you play online games because of low latency (2-10 ms ping to the major servers) and if you download HD or 4k movies - it takes several minutes to get movie on your harddrive

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