Yahoo: Super-fast gigabit Internet service finally coming to (some) Canadians
Our own Josh Tabish explains in this article the importance of high-speed fibre Internet for all Canadians and why it took Canada so long to adopt this technology. Artice by Brian Chin for Yahoo News If you're tired of waiting for your TV shows or movies to finish downloading, you can now take advantage of Canada's fastest internet.
Released last week, Bell has started to roll out its premium Gigabit Fibe internet service which promises up to 940 megabits per second now and up to 1000 megabits per second or faster in 2016. To put that into perspective, you'll be able to download a 3 GB high-definition movie in about 25 seconds, your favourite music album in half a second or a 500 MB TV show in less than 5 seconds.
“Gigabit Fibe is tomorrow’s technology, offering consumers the Internet access speeds that will enable them to take full advantage of online advancements into the future,” wrote Rizwan Jamal, President of Bell Residential Services, in a press release.
In short, it's four times faster than its closest competition but it's also a service that could burn a hole in your wallet. As of now, existing Bell Fibe customers in Ontario and Quebec can upgrade to the newer speed for an extra $10 a month in a bundle. Consumers who want unlimited usage, though, will need to pony up about $150 a month; not a small fee for the casual user.