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Bell fibe alternative? (leslieville

Will be moving into a town in leslieville this coming month.

previous tenants had bell fibe, and the hookups inlcuding the optical cable out of the wall box are still there.

bell wants 115/month for a new customer. no thanks

are there alternatives that use that bell fiber line that i can take advantage of?
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no one can touch bell's fibre lines

you are sol unless you have fibrestream or beanfield in your condo building.
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Nope. No one has access to Bell's fiber lines. Is your townhouse attached to a condo complex? eg. Garment Factory? If so then you can get service
from Beanfield. Beanfield is in most of the condos along Carlaw.
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Your alternatives with competition are cable or DSL.

DSL will be offered by either Bell or a competitor using Bell's last mile infrastructure (phone lines), such as Distributel.
Cable will be offered by either Rogers or a competitor using Rogers' last mile infrastructure (coax), such as TekSavvy.

Check if you can find where the coax or phone jack is, or where it enters the home. It's usually as easy as a phone call and plugging in a device if the infrastructure is already dropped in to your house, particularly for cable (DSL may require some in-home work at higher speed tiers). Otherwise, regardless of who you go with, a tech from Rogers (cable) or Bell (DSL) will need to install something, and that might be tricky under the current pandemic situation. I just dealt with a Rogers repair (they had to replace the coax drop to my house), and they cannot enter the home under any circumstances.
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9thGenCivicSi wrote: Virgin Mobile Home Internet could be available on Bell fiber network

Virgin Mobile is a sub-brand of Bell, uses same network

https://www.virginmobile.ca/en/internet/index.html
I knew Virgin started offering service (I got a call a few months ago), but I had assumed given the speeds that it was over copper. I just read through their installation documentation and, ya, they use Bell's FTTH infrastructure.

So, ya, good alternative for OP.
100 Mbps is $70, and I believe they have some new customer rates right now.
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breakfasteatre wrote: Will be moving into a town in leslieville this coming month.

previous tenants had bell fibe, and the hookups inlcuding the optical cable out of the wall box are still there.

bell wants 115/month for a new customer. no thanks

are there alternatives that use that bell fiber line that i can take advantage of?
Dynatos wrote: I knew Virgin started offering service (I got a call a few months ago), but I had assumed given the speeds that it was over copper. I just read through their installation documentation and, ya, they use Bell's FTTH infrastructure.

So, ya, good alternative for OP.
100 Mbps is $70, and I believe they have some new customer rates right now.
Can confirm Virgin has FTTH and uses Bell's optical lines - I currently have Virgin FTTH (having switched over from Bell a little while ago). No issues with Virgin.
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thanks guys, appreciate it. I will be going with virgin for now.

sig other is cancelling her bell at her current place so we'll see if we get a retentions deal
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Not sure what they offered for the $115/mo but their new customer promo rates are usually pretty decent IMO. Bell Fibe is the best service for internet if that matters. Don't know about Virgin but if they are a re-seller of the Bell service it should be good and customer service is not really an issue because the Fibe service is rock solid 24/7/365.
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