Rogers Bumps Internet Caps But Shaw and Teksavvy Still Have Higher Limits

A while back, we posted a few posts regarding the UBB date, which had people passionate about internet caps. Let’s take a look at a few recent changes we’ve seen from the carriers here, specifically Rogers, Shaw, and Teksavvy.

Rogers posted an update regarding internet caps today on its Redboard blog. They have modified some plans “to ensure they meet your changing needs“, and their high speed internet tiers are getting faster download speeds and a slight bump in data caps for DOCSIS 3.0 customers.

Customers on the following plans will get bumps in speed and internet caps:

Express – +2 Mbps speed increase, no cap increase (60GB cap)
Extreme – +9 Mbps speed increase, 20GB cap increase (100GB cap)
Extreme Plus – +9 Mbps speed increase, 25GB cap increase (150GB cap)
Ultimate – 75GB cap increase (250GB cap)

For Express/Extreme plans only:

$20/month – 80GB of more data
$5/month – 20GB of more data

Customers using a DOCSIS 2.0 modem will require an upgrade to a DOCSIS 3.0 modem/router to attain these speeds for an extra $1.50-$3.00 per month. The DOCSIS 2.0 modem is capable of handling 32 Mbps, but users will need to upgrade.

To compare these changes to competitors such as Shaw or Teksavvy, those customers still have higher cap limits on all plans, regardless of plans, and offer better deals. For comparisons sake, let’s look at the low end plans from Shaw, Teksavvy, and Rogers:

Shaw High Speed Lite
– 1Mbps down, 30GB cap, $27

Teksavvy High Speed Lite
– 640Kbps down, unlimited data, $24.95

Rogers Ultra-Lite Internet
– 500Kbps down, 2GB cap, $27.99

…and here are the high end plans:

Shaw Unlimited 100
– 100Mbps down, unlimited data, $119 (includes modem)

Teksavvy High Speed DSL 25
– 25Mbps down, 300GB data, $67.97

Rogers Ultimate Internet
– 50Mbps down, 250GB cap, $99.99

Looking at these price plans, it’s clear the CRTC has come to ‘competition’ in Canada way too late, as stated by Michael Geist.

Do you use any of the internet providers above? If you’re on Rogers, how do you like these changes?

Thanks Andrew for the email!

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  • Abdul

    I have a 300 gig limit…bout 40 a month w/ advertised 10MBPS speed (I think my lowest was 7, avg was 14)…Teksavvy Cable ftw! The only problemo is if anything every goes wrong they charge like $90 to send a technician over. But, if there is a problem..most of the time a simple modem reboot will suffice.

  • Abdul

    I have a 300 gig limit…bout 40 a month w/ advertised 10MBPS speed (I think my lowest was 7, avg was 14)…Teksavvy Cable ftw! The only problemo is if anything every goes wrong they charge like $90 to send a technician over. But, if there is a problem..most of the time a simple modem reboot will suffice.

  • Abdul

    I have a 300 gig limit…bout 40 a month w/ advertised 10MBPS speed (I think my lowest was 7, avg was 14)…Teksavvy Cable ftw! The only problemo is if anything every goes wrong they charge like $90 to send a technician over. But, if there is a problem..most of the time a simple modem reboot will suffice.

  • Abdul

    I have a 300 gig limit…bout 40 a month w/ advertised 10MBPS speed (I think my lowest was 7, avg was 14)…Teksavvy Cable ftw! The only problemo is if anything every goes wrong they charge like $90 to send a technician over. But, if there is a problem..most of the time a simple modem reboot will suffice.

  • Abdul

    I have a 300 gig limit…bout 40 a month w/ advertised 10MBPS speed (I think my lowest was 7, avg was 14)…Teksavvy Cable ftw! The only problemo is if anything every goes wrong they charge like $90 to send a technician over. But, if there is a problem..most of the time a simple modem reboot will suffice.

  • Abdul

    I have a 300 gig limit…bout 40 a month w/ advertised 10MBPS speed (I think my lowest was 7, avg was 14)…Teksavvy Cable ftw! The only problemo is if anything every goes wrong they charge like $90 to send a technician over. But, if there is a problem..most of the time a simple modem reboot will suffice.

  • Teksavvy on Cable. Cheaper, faster, and no packet shaping. Plus their tech support is infinitely superior to Rogers’. I wish I had more that 512k up, but it’s virtually a non-issue.

  • Teksavvy on Cable. Cheaper, faster, and no packet shaping. Plus their tech support is infinitely superior to Rogers’. I wish I had more that 512k up, but it’s virtually a non-issue.

  • Anonymous

    I go with Shaw. Best customer service hands down.

  • Anonymous

    I go with Shaw. Best customer service hands down.

  • Anonymous

    I have Roger’s as we get a 30% discount through them which makes it a bit more reasonable. Hopefully the new tariffs pass and are reasonable. Teksavvy will be able to offer the higher tiers in any case, just hope the cap is good. In any case, Roger’s is way better than Bell for caps

  • Anonymous

    I have Roger’s as we get a 30% discount through them which makes it a bit more reasonable. Hopefully the new tariffs pass and are reasonable. Teksavvy will be able to offer the higher tiers in any case, just hope the cap is good. In any case, Roger’s is way better than Bell for caps

  • Anonymous

    I have Roger’s as we get a 30% discount through them which makes it a bit more reasonable. Hopefully the new tariffs pass and are reasonable. Teksavvy will be able to offer the higher tiers in any case, just hope the cap is good. In any case, Roger’s is way better than Bell for caps

  • Anonymous

    I have Roger’s as we get a 30% discount through them which makes it a bit more reasonable. Hopefully the new tariffs pass and are reasonable. Teksavvy will be able to offer the higher tiers in any case, just hope the cap is good. In any case, Roger’s is way better than Bell for caps

  • Anonymous

    Tek Savvy’s 300GB aren’t monitored. You can pass it and wont be charged. Reason being they dont have a meter so they can’t really charge you.

  • Anonymous

    Tek Savvy’s 300GB aren’t monitored. You can pass it and wont be charged. Reason being they dont have a meter so they can’t really charge you.

  • Anonymous

    Tek Savvy’s 300GB aren’t monitored. You can pass it and wont be charged. Reason being they dont have a meter so they can’t really charge you.

  • Mark Morissette

    What good is all this speed and bandwidth when Rogers packet shapes virtually everything, including iTunes content, legitimate appstore downloads, etc etc etc?

    I’ll stick with Teksavvy, thanks.

  • Mark Morissette

    What good is all this speed and bandwidth when Rogers packet shapes virtually everything, including iTunes content, legitimate appstore downloads, etc etc etc?

    I’ll stick with Teksavvy, thanks.

  • Mark Morissette

    What good is all this speed and bandwidth when Rogers packet shapes virtually everything, including iTunes content, legitimate appstore downloads, etc etc etc?

    I’ll stick with Teksavvy, thanks.

  • Rukk

    Fuck you Videotron and your 50gb limit 7.5 mbps…

    Yeah that’s what I have 🙁

  • Rukk

    Fuck you Videotron and your 50gb limit 7.5 mbps…

    Yeah that’s what I have 🙁

  • Rukk

    Fuck you Videotron and your 50gb limit 7.5 mbps…

    Yeah that’s what I have 🙁

  • FuBell

    Teksavvy customer for life. Have a problem? Call them, answer one or two questions, be on hold for 2-3 minutes, get answered, hang up 5 minutes later because your problem is fixed. Now call Bell. Start by searching for a number, call, be on hold for 15 minutes, get answered, then tranfered, wait another 20-30 minutes, get answered and told your still at the wrong place, get transfered, wait another 20 minutes. Finally get answered at the right place and listen to the guy read a pre-written script he has in front of him….If it isn’t on his list he’ll put you on hold again and go see his manager. Wait another 15-20 and get told they’ll have to send a technician. Now have fun waiting for the technician between 8-5 on a week-day only. Lose a day of work and find out it was Bell’s router that was blown. May seem far-fetched, but these are two true stories I lived. Teksavvy FTW!

  • FuBell

    Teksavvy customer for life. Have a problem? Call them, answer one or two questions, be on hold for 2-3 minutes, get answered, hang up 5 minutes later because your problem is fixed. Now call Bell. Start by searching for a number, call, be on hold for 15 minutes, get answered, then tranfered, wait another 20-30 minutes, get answered and told your still at the wrong place, get transfered, wait another 20 minutes. Finally get answered at the right place and listen to the guy read a pre-written script he has in front of him….If it isn’t on his list he’ll put you on hold again and go see his manager. Wait another 15-20 and get told they’ll have to send a technician. Now have fun waiting for the technician between 8-5 on a week-day only. Lose a day of work and find out it was Bell’s router that was blown. May seem far-fetched, but these are two true stories I lived. Teksavvy FTW!

  • Anonymous

    Acanac FTMFW.

  • Anonymous

    Acanac FTMFW.

  • Anonymous

    I cancelled my Rogers ultimate last week & went with techsavvy’s unlimited $54 plan – it’s cable & speeds are 15 mbps as opposed to Rogers 50. However I was paying between 100-150 with Rogers due to the cap. Lady at Rogers offered me 20% off – what a joke!

  • Anonymous

    I cancelled my Rogers ultimate last week & went with techsavvy’s unlimited $54 plan – it’s cable & speeds are 15 mbps as opposed to Rogers 50. However I was paying between 100-150 with Rogers due to the cap. Lady at Rogers offered me 20% off – what a joke!

  • Anonymous

    I just switched from Shaw’s extreme at 25MBps to  Shaw’s Broadband 50 with 50MBps. Unreal crazy speed. And for this it cost me 10.00 more a month and that includes a cap from 100Gig with Extreme to 400Gigs with the Broadband 50.
    These have to be the best prices for bandwidth across Canada.
    Way to go Shaw. Plus I get those speeds almost anytime of day. Downloading a 5 gig movie in 12 minutes and an HDTV show in under 3 minutes is fantastic!!.

  • Anonymous

    I just switched from Shaw’s extreme at 25MBps to  Shaw’s Broadband 50 with 50MBps. Unreal crazy speed. And for this it cost me 10.00 more a month and that includes a cap from 100Gig with Extreme to 400Gigs with the Broadband 50.
    These have to be the best prices for bandwidth across Canada.
    Way to go Shaw. Plus I get those speeds almost anytime of day. Downloading a 5 gig movie in 12 minutes and an HDTV show in under 3 minutes is fantastic!!.

  • gloomyx

    how do I know if i have DOCSIS 3.0 or 2.0 modem?

  • gloomyx

    how do I know if i have DOCSIS 3.0 or 2.0 modem?

  • gloomyx

    how do I know if i have DOCSIS 3.0 or 2.0 modem?

  • gloomyx

    how do I know if i have DOCSIS 3.0 or 2.0 modem?

  • gloomyx

    how do I know if i have DOCSIS 3.0 or 2.0 modem?

  • Ex

    When you switched, did they make you switch to the “plan personalized”
    thing?

  • sirkako

    What’s the point…?  Rogers still throttles downloads, just web surfing goes that fast with them… so no use for faster speeds! Long live TekSavvy!!!

  • sirkako

    What’s the point…?  Rogers still throttles downloads, just web surfing goes that fast with them… so no use for faster speeds! Long live TekSavvy!!!

  • Anonymous

    No they did not. I kept the old plan I had which was better in my mind.

  • Peter

    I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this already, but the prices quoted above for Rogers ignore the fact that it is dead easy to get a retention deal (currently 20% off) your internet price.  I’ve had this deal for a couple of years now.

    I’m paying $37.59 (before tax) for Express, which compares well to TekSavvy’s cable price of $36.95 (before tax).

  • Paul

    I have not option but to use Rogers Mobile Internet out in North Gower. I so wish there was another wireless option like TekSavvy’s hard-wired based services. 

    Paul

  • Paul

    I have not option but to use Rogers Mobile Internet out in North Gower. I so wish there was another wireless option like TekSavvy’s hard-wired based services. 

    Paul