TekSavvy Price Drops, Speed Increase Coming Due to CRTC Ruling

Multiple reports coming from TekSavvy customers spotted by MobileSyrup on Twitter and an email sent to a customer say the third-party internet service provider is lowering its prices, while increasing speeds. That’s really something you don’t see at every corner and is a great way to start the year, as the new prices and speeds will take effect in January.

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The internet service provider is said to be revealing its new pricing on January 16. At this point it is not clear what changes TekSavvy will reveal, but there are voices about dropping the price by at least a few dollars, which the company confirmed with MobileSyrup without giving specific numbers.

There are a few Twitter users who seem to have more information about the new pricing: According to @DaftFunk_JD, his new bill will be $10 lower than previously, while the speed will go up by 10 mb/s. Another user said the company had informed him that his plan will be $2 cheaper, and that the speed will remain the same, although he has TekSavvy’s 10 upload/25 download plan.

TekSavvy credited the telecom regulator for its move. The CRTC ruled in October that incumbent providers were charging too much to get access to their network, and reduced network access rates by 39% and rate to transport internet data by 89%.

According to a MobileSyrup reader, Acanac has also decided to walk this path and now offers lower pricing but unchanged internet speeds.

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  • Janker

    I was a TekSavvy customer for many years (I think around 6?) but jumped on the Fido $60 for 60d/10u/unlimited cap/free wifi modem/3-months-free deal last month. My TekSavvy plan was $50 for 25d/5u/400GB cap so while I’m paying about $11/month more I have more than doubled my speed, lost the cap, and gained a second AC router in the house for that $11. It’ll be interesting to see what the new TekSavvy pricing will be in the new year since I can always move back.

  • FragilityG4

    My teksavvy is going down by $5 … the same amount they raised it a year ago so I’m pretty happy. 30mbps unlimited.

  • xeronine992

    As a Rogers customer, I’m sure I’ll be subsidizing this somehow. You’re welcome!

  • FragilityG4

    On the contrary, it was the crtc’s ruling that reversed the unfair charges the Pig Three were charging third party providers. So essentially customers of third party providers were subsidizing you! Sorry, but we prefer to keep our money in our pockets.

  • erth

    i go thru cogeco cable to get my teksavvy internet. i am at 30gb speed and 400 gb /mo. and pay $55 /mo.
    i will go to 40gb speed and the same limit of 400 gb /mo. and pay $49 /mo.
    i think this is great, buy i am sure that the cogeco users will be paying more for their service going forward. cogeco stock owners expect the company to continue to make the same amount of money per year. the crtc has taken some of that money away. thanks cogeco users. (or you could just move your internet to teksavvy as i did).

  • Paul

    Start lowered their prices a month ago for the reason. And without shamelessly tooting their own horn I might add.

  • TimeLordX

    I’ve been with Shaw for about 10 years now. During that time my Internet subscription price has never gone down; always up. I am pretty sure I’ll be contacting TekSavvy in January. I would do it now, but I don’t want to risk staying without the Internet during Christmas while my subscription goes from Shaw to TekSavvy.