In essence, Shaw and Telus will have managed to retain their revenue streams by slowly transitioning customers to higher bandwidth plans.
Meanwhile a reader from Toronto writes to say he subscribes to Bell’s gigabit service, with a nominal speed of 950 Mbps up and down, paying $160 a month for the privilege!
And the typical customer will likely have multiple devices in simultaneous use.
The Telus offering however has an important caveat. Pricing is similar to the Shaw 300 plan: $55 a month for six months for new customers and $110 a month after that.
At one time that was a feature Shaw used in its promotional advertising as it touted the benefits of a contract-free arrangement. It wants contracts going forward, and Shaw has signalled that it wants out of the TV and radio production business, hoping to sell off its Corus Entertainment holdings (think Global B. It sees these as key components of its business going forward. For one thing, it is available pretty much anywhere on the Shaw network, ranging from B. However that pricing is only for churn customers, those leaving another ISP.
Existing customers pay the full shot, 5 a month, over a 24-month period.The Internet 300 strategy has effectively served notice that the nominal rate going forward will be around 0 a month.Two years from now, if not sooner, we'll encounter Internet 500 or 600, say at around 0 a month.That price is pegged as a discount from the “regular” price of 0 a month. Not wanting to be left on the sidelines, Shaw’s major competitor in B. and Alberta, Telus, waited just 24 hours to announce its move – also a 300 Mbps plan, but symmetrical service, 300 Mbps up and down.Subscribers to the 300 Mbps plan get unlimited data transfer. Whether that will resonate with the public remains to be seen. We (Oath) and our partners need your consent to access your device, set cookies, and use your data, including your location, to understand your interests, provide relevant ads and measure their effectiveness.Oath will also provide relevant ads to you on our partners' products.To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you.For example, when you search for a film, we use your search information and location to show the most relevant cinemas near you. In this 2018 version, Shaw decided it was time to double its maximum download speed to 300 megabits per second (Mbps) from its widely advertised maximum of 150 Mbps, the so-called Internet 150 service. market squared off on Internet plans was back in the summer of 2016.