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Another TekSavvy price increase

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Another TekSavvy price increase

Just got an email about yet another price increase.
If I am not mistaken, my plan went up by $13 since start of COVID-19 in March of 2020. Think it was $5 then another $5 and another $3.

The prices are just outrageous.
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We only have one group to blame for this and it isn't changing just yet.

It's too bad teksavvy can't start investing in their own infrastructure across the GTA. I am sure they could easily raise the money if they wanted too. Then again, I am ignorant in all matters of such projects so I have no idea how detailed something like this is.

I need to find a new provider but I don't want these trash hitron modems or w/e they are called.
Nothing to see here...keep looking.
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Internet is a top priority these days; specially, a lot of working from home. If you switch to bell/ rogers/on a internet deal, you're playing a mouse and cat game with prices. We need to make a issue with the upcoming election on the internet pricing as wholesale price for internet is out of whack and third party internet provider are struggling.
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Should this be news? Come on!

This is reality in this country. All ISPs are NOT controlled by our government.

Their price adjustments are stupid ... but it is a standard response ... there is infrastructure to be built to provide the best available service.

Too bad the country is too large and the population is too small.

You cannot compare rates here versus the States.

Live with it. It's just too bad.
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jdmfishingonly wrote: This is reality in this country. All ISPs are NOT controlled by our government.
Given that the government generally acts to protect the interests of ISP shareholders from the needs of the public, it's much more of a case that the ISPs control the government.

Population density is a red-herring argument. Canada's urban areas -- where most of us live -- are at least as dense as urban areas in the United States and, in parts, are comparable in density to areas of continental Europe. Canada's distances mostly impact the costs of intercity links, of which we don't have that many because much of our data traffic goes through Ameristan.

Every analysis of communications costs in Canada (save for those paid for by the industry itself) concludes that our costs are due to government policies that allow the industry to extract profits far above the global average for communications services providers. Geography has nothing to do with it.
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middleofnowhere wrote: Given that the government generally acts to protect the interests of ISP shareholders from the needs of the public, it's much more of a case that the ISPs control the government.
Captured agencies :(
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Quentin5 wrote: Captured agencies :(
Much deeper problem than that, sadly. Captured political culture.

The status quo persists because the existing regulatory frameworks provide exactly the kind of pro-shareholder regulation that our glorious elected officials want. The CRTC absorbs public criticism for industry price gouging, but the ultimate responsibility lies with successive elected governments who have refused to stop the industry from helping itself to our money.

There's an awful lot the federal government could do to lower prices, ranging form changing the CRTC's mandate to nationalizing the communications carriers. The feds just don't want to do it.
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middleofnowhere wrote: Much deeper problem than that, sadly. Captured political culture.

The status quo persists because the existing regulatory frameworks provide exactly the kind of pro-shareholder regulation that our glorious elected officials want. The CRTC absorbs public criticism for industry price gouging, but the ultimate responsibility lies with successive elected governments who have refused to stop the industry from helping itself to our money.

There's an awful lot the federal government could do to lower prices, ranging form changing the CRTC's mandate to nationalizing the communications carriers. The feds just don't want to do it.
Very true. And then voters choose the Cons who promise easy answers but are even more captured and peddling stronger lies than the Libs.
At times Harper did things against his own ideology to maintain power, but if the Libs do the same they are castigated for it and this gets votes for the Cons.

Hence a cycle of stupid or stupider and we things ultimately get worse and not better.
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Nobody really knows why that happened? Because nobody mentioned. CRTC, Rogers, Bell court proceedings...
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I'm with teksavvy as well. Read my email about the price increase soon.

The good thing is my internet is stable all year long.

I want to switch as well like many of you have mentioned. But I prefer not to make a move while I'm still working from home. Sometimes switching will cause more problems and headaches.
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Varian wrote: Just got an email about yet another price increase.
If I am not mistaken, my plan went up by $13 since start of COVID-19 in March of 2020. Think it was $5 then another $5 and another $3.

The prices are just outrageous.
Same. It is getting expensive! 150/10 for $80. I am trying to stay and support small ISP! It may be a lost cause, soon.
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canada85000 wrote: I'm with teksavvy as well. Read my email about the price increase soon.

The good thing is my internet is stable all year long.

I want to switch as well like many of you have mentioned. But I prefer not to make a move while I'm still working from home. Sometimes switching will cause more problems and headaches.
I’m in the same boat. My friends are on 500Mbps or 1 Gbps with Bell or Rogers and paying less than what I’m paying TekSavvy for 150Mbps. Not sure why I’m too lazy to switch lol, but I’m going to have to seriously evaluate now.
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enigma54 wrote: I’m in the same boat. My friends are on 500Mbps or 1 Gbps with Bell or Rogers and paying less than what I’m paying TekSavvy for 150Mbps. Not sure why I’m too lazy to switch lol, but I’m going to have to seriously evaluate now.
With Rogers and Bell deals, you have to call back after 12 months, to get some kinds of deal. It can be a turn off. They are trying to kill off competition.
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teoconca wrote: With Rogers and Bell deals, you have to call back after 12 months, to get some kinds of deal. It can be a turn off. They are trying to kill off competition.
This. Rogers calls with a good price, but only for a year then it's back to the same price as teksavvy. I hated the one year game of cancel then (maybe) get another yearlong deal.
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rilles wrote: This. Rogers calls with a good price, but only for a year then it's back to the same price as teksavvy. I hated the one year game of cancel then (maybe) get another yearlong deal.
I see it as they are trying to hook customers of high speed, and kill off small ISP.
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enigma54 wrote: I’m in the same boat. My friends are on 500Mbps or 1 Gbps with Bell or Rogers and paying less than what I’m paying TekSavvy for 150Mbps. Not sure why I’m too lazy to switch lol, but I’m going to have to seriously evaluate now.
Same. I'll probably think about it soon. When I think about it, an increase of 2-3 bucks a month is actually not a lot (extra $40 bucks a year).

I left Teksavvy around 2015 when there was a major outage in downtown Toronto for weeks. Eventually, I came back to Teksavvy. :facepalm:
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canada85000 wrote: Same. I'll probably think about it soon. When I think about it, an increase of 2-3 bucks a month is actually not a lot (extra $40 bucks a year).

I left Teksavvy around 2015 when there was a major outage in downtown Toronto for weeks. Eventually, I came back to Teksavvy. :facepalm:
$40 extra per year is much less than deal game with Rogers/Bell after 12 months.

Been with TSI 12 years. I had so many chances to leave. Not worth the hassles.
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That sucks. TSI does good work in trying to protect consumers.

Unfortunately the Big 3 are winning here. I myself jumped ship from Teksavvy as Bell weened me off DSL with noncompetitive speeds and price hikes. When I looked at returning, DSL stopped being offered by third party ISPs in my area altogether, and cable was the only option.
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Looks like all Plan prices at all ISP are increasing.
Nice way to gouge customers again. Especially when a lot of people are WFH.
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so much for Trudeau's promise for lowering internet prices. they need to let one of the big U.S players into our Market. I remember when Verizon tried to buy wind and Bell, Rogers and Telus wouldn't stop crying about it

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