Home » Broadband Speed »Canada »Consumer News »Editorial & Site News »Internet Overcharging »Rogers » Currently Reading:

Rogers Increases Speeds, But Annoying Usage Caps Remain the Same

Phillip Dampier November 7, 2012 Broadband Speed, Canada, Consumer News, Editorial & Site News, Internet Overcharging, Rogers 2 Comments

Rogers Communications customers equipped with DOCSIS 3 modems are getting free speed upgrades, some starting today:

  • Ultimate: download speeds will increase from up to 75Mbps to up to 150Mbps (by the end of the year) (250GB limit);
  • Extreme Plus: download speeds will increase from up to 32Mbps to up to 45Mbps (150GB limit);
  • Extreme: download speeds will increase from up to 28Mbps to up to 35Mbps (120GB limit);
  • Express: download speeds will increase from up to 18Mbps to up to 25Mbps (80GB limit).

Customers with DOCSIS 2.0 modems will need to acquire a new DOCSIS 3.0 modem and service plan to take advantage of the new speeds.

Remember, all Rogers Internet plans carry overlimit fees, some steep:

  • Ultra Lite – $5.00/GB to a maximum of $100.00
  • Lite – $4.00/GB to a maximum of $100.00
  • Express – $2.00/GB to a maximum of $100.00
  • Extreme – $1.50/GB to a maximum of $100.00
  • Extreme Plus – $1.25/GB to a maximum of $100.00
  • Ultimate – $0.50/GB to a maximum of $100.00

Our regular Canadian reader Alex Perrier reminds us that “faster speeds mean faster drain of [your] usage allowance.”

 

Currently there are 2 comments on this Article:

  1. D Elefante says:

    I’m not sure if this is widely known in the US, but in Canada they have competition (like CLECs used to be in the US), TPIA. So Rogers has to bulk resell their service and offer the exact same speeds to competitors. So competitive HSI resellers will get these boosts too. I just switched my parents to Teksavvy which rides on top of Rogers. They have the “lite” 6/256k which only costs them $30 a month and has a 300GB cap, where if you bought the same service on Rogers its $38 for only 20GB with punitive overages ($4/GB). They do mild streaming, email, and web–so this is perfect for them. In my highly competitive area (NE suburbs of Buffalo), I couldn’t get a price like that… If you deconstruct the pricing they are giving 300GB for $30GB which works out to ten CENTS per GB where Rogers is netting $4 (40x the cost) for the same thing. It reminds me of the old days when dialing long distance direct, until Sprint came along 🙂

    So it’s $8 less, the same service and 20GB->300GB cap. BTW, they have a shiny new D3 modem (no monthly fee) which will last them for years.

    So if people are complaining, they are not shopping around so I say let them pay to subsidize the crafty ones….

Search This Site:

Contributions:

Recent Comments:

  • Jackripper: What bs so now we are stuck with limited services and no consumer choice. Like mobs owning their own domain. How thuggish....
  • Josh: Still totally irrelevant so long as they have laughably tiny caps....
  • Derpson: Just ran speedtest on my galaxy s7, got a blazing 8/1. They need more towers next!...
  • Phillip Dampier: A paid subscription is required to access the article in question which is why you are probably having an issue. I have captured a screenshot which is...
  • Paul Houle: @rcxb, it could be worse. You could live in Frontier Country where you pay $90 a month for phone + 1 Mb/s DSL. Fiber prices for smoke signal s...
  • jhf5: I wonder what is in store for New York, wondering if 100Mb/ s will be standard service or not, NYSPC requirements say 100 required, though I am not su...
  • rcxb: Does anybody else remember back when AT&T DSL was $12.99/mo? Sure it was only 1.5Mbps, but I'm sure plenty of people would go for that speed at t...
  • Mike The Great: All I can say is LOL!...
  • Dave: Please post your references for your assertion that ATT made a $70,000 donation. All google searches just link back to you for this....
  • Phillip Dampier: That is a relief. I have WH-DVR service here, mostly so I can watch MSNBC Morning Joe and get annoyed by the always mercurial Joe Scarborough, which i...
  • hillary clinton: if you need a set top box on each tv for $7 my price will go up for that also unless I use a roku stick. $7 x $4 is $28 TWC I only use 1 hd box a...
  • James R Curry: It's also worth noting that in Maxx areas, 50/5 is the same price as 15/1 in non-Maxx areas. So without the Charter buy out, you would have eventuall...

Your Account: