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CRTC has set final rates for third party wholesale internet access - Prices to drop?

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CRTC has set final rates for third party wholesale internet access - Prices to drop?

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“The monthly capacity rates are 15 percent to 43 percent lower than the interim rates,” the CRTC said in the new decision. “As for the access rates, they are three percent to 77 percent lower than the interim rates.”
https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2019/2019-288.htm


So.. for instance, in the past, Rogers area TPIA internet providers were being charged access rates from $23-30 per line for a 75Mbps connection. Now, it looks like all speeds are set at one rate - $13.44
Capacity costs were also decreased.
However, I don't think this was related to FTTN connections


Should be interesting to see what comes up
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Indeed. Looks like the access rates are finally reduced to one price for all speeds. This means that they will probably get access also to all cable speed tiers up to 1Gbps in supporting area's, depending how long INCUMBENTS will stall on approved DOCSIS 3.1 modems.

Also, looks like maybe bonded Bell FTTN (100mbps) maybe doable, since the access rate is probably somewhat reasonable, I think before it was just double of a single line in the $23/month range. Right now the only TPIA that offers 100/10 is Virgin besides going directly though Bell, for those that would want to stay on FTTN VDSL network instead.
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being how the big 3, i don't think they will make changes to their prices, more like take their time.
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Dave98 wrote: We'll see soon



https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2019/2019-288.htm


So.. for instance, in the past, Rogers area TPIA internet providers were being charged access rates from $23-30 per line for a 75Mbps connection. Now, it looks like all speeds are set at one rate - $13.44
Capacity costs were also decreased.
However, I don't think this was related to FTTN connections


Should be interesting to see what comes up
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