Telus and Bell to Increase Home Internet Prices by February 1, 2019

Home Internet prices look to be going up from Canada’s major telcos in 2019. We previously reported how Shaw’s CEO confirmed a price hike set for April, and now it appears Telus and Bell are set to similarly increases prices as well.

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Telus Internet Prices Going Up by January or February 2019

The Telus website reads, “effective February 25, 2019, the regular monthly rate for TELUS Internet plans will increase.” The company asks customers to look for changes coming to their January or February bills, but does not specify the price increase per month.

The company justifies the upcoming price hike by saying “The cost of providing TELUS Home Services continues to increase as we continue to upgrade our networks in both dense urban and remote rural areas across Canada.”

Back in October 2018, Telus increased the monthly rate of their Internet 15 plan by $2 per month.

Bell Aliant Internet Prices Set to Increase in February 

Bell notified its Bell Aliant customers in Atlantic Canada prices are going up for 2-service bundles by $9 per month, while standalone Internet will go up by $5 per month, starting February 1, 2019.

The company explains, “Every year, we invest to continue providing you great and reliable services. In order to support these investments, the monthly rate of your Internet service will increase.”

Both of these price increases were detailed in a telcos internet price hike roundup by CBC News.

A Bell spokesperson told the CBC, “Our costs to meet that demand and provide customers with the best experience possible also continue to rise.”

According to professor Dwayne Winseck, from the Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication, he explained to the CBC, “These price increases are at least as much, if not more, about protecting very high operating profits.”

Are you affected by these internet price increases from Telus and Bell?