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ISP recommendations - Langley BC

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ISP recommendations - Langley BC

Going to be moving to Langley BC in a few months and looking for recommendations for and ISP. Speed requirements are modest at best.
Only one person using internet most of the time. Primary use is going to be IPTV / Netflix. No gaming requirements at all.
Will be mostly downloading with very little upload. Most likely will not be streaming 4K content (in the near future (at least 3 years away)).

Best rates I see so far are for Teksavvy and Primus. However I don't know the reliability or customer support of either of these companies. Teksavvy used to be good but heard they are going downhill fast. Anyone recommend one of these or another provider?

Teksavvy: $44.95
30down/5up
Unlimited cap, modem $160 (+$10 shipping), $50 Activation

Primus: $36.95 (min 1 year contract).
25down/2.5up
Unlimited cap, modem $140 (+10 shipping), $55 Activation

Thanks
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Is CanNet available in Langley BC? Seems like they have a good deal as well.
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https://lightspeed.ca/

Top notch discounted provider. Their UNLIMITED CABLE internet service is piggy-backing over Shaw's network whereas their optional-unlimited ADSL is using TELUS'. Very stable and zero issue with my ongoing cable service. Their office is located in Burnaby.

As a disclosure I'm a customer n none of family/relatives get any compensation whatsoever. Hopefully they have service at your new residence.Thumbs Up Sign
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Would Lightspeed be okay to use for IPTV? I'm planning on buying a Nvidia shield TV Pro (when they come available again).
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singhrh wrote: Would Lightspeed be okay to use for IPTV? I'm planning on buying a Nvidia shield TV Pro (when they come available again).
Hear they are making a return in October at the earliest.
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singhrh wrote: Going to be moving to Langley BC in a few months and looking for recommendations for and ISP. Speed requirements are modest at best.
Only one person using internet most of the time. Primary use is going to be IPTV / Netflix. No gaming requirements at all.
Will be mostly downloading with very little upload. Most likely will not be streaming 4K content (in the near future (at least 3 years away)).

Best rates I see so far are for Teksavvy and Primus. However I don't know the reliability or customer support of either of these companies. Teksavvy used to be good but heard they are going downhill fast. Anyone recommend one of these or another provider?

Teksavvy: $44.95
30down/5up
Unlimited cap, modem $160 (+$10 shipping), $50 Activation

Primus: $36.95 (min 1 year contract).
25down/2.5up
Unlimited cap, modem $140 (+10 shipping), $55 Activation

Thanks
Did you happen to choose a provider yet? My aunt is looking for internet service. Not sure who to go with.
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Yeah I went with lightspeed. Haven't had any interruptions or loss of service. Customer service has always responded to my questions. Prices are reasonable. I would recommend them.
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singhrh wrote: Yeah I went with lightspeed. Haven't had any interruptions or loss of service. Customer service has always responded to my questions. Prices are reasonable. I would recommend them.
Glad you are happy. Thought of going with them but Reviews were bad.

https://www.trustpilot.com/review/lightspeed.ca
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Jul 19, 2010
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Light speed is just a reseller through cypherkey. In my area cypherkey on cable sucks, constant slowdowns in the evenings. (before covid) I switched to teksavvy DSL because light speed DSL would have been more expensive.
You get what you pay for and cheaper isn't always better. However it depends on the need. If you don't care / won't notice the slowdowns then does it really matter if its much cheaper than shaw or telus?
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fuzzmania wrote: Light speed is just a reseller through cypherkey. In my area cypherkey on cable sucks, constant slowdowns in the evenings. (before covid) I switched to teksavvy DSL because light speed DSL would have been more expensive.
You get what you pay for and cheaper isn't always better. However it depends on the need. If you don't care / won't notice the slowdowns then does it really matter if its much cheaper than shaw or telus?
My guess is that cipherkey can't afford to pay transit fees. Interestingly any internet traffic that needs to connect to further internet exchange points tend to give slower data transfer speeds. Like connecting from Calgary to Mumbai your data transfer speeds tend to be closer towards 10 mbps even if both end users are paying for gigabit speeds from their own ISP

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