If you use the internet like the majority of Haltonites, get your wallet ready. It’s true – Canada’s biggest internet service providers are increasing their prices on internet packages across the province.
On March 12, 2018, Rogers hiked its internet prices by $8 a month for most plans, and now, Bell is set to follow suit.
As of April 1, 2018 Bell Canada will increase its internet prices by $5 a month for Ontario customers and by $3 a month for its customers in Quebec.
Overage charges are also changing, so you’ll want to be more careful about exceeding your data limit – Bell will increase internet overage charges to $4 per extra gigabyte, from $3 per extra gigabyte.
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According to the Canadian Press, these increases are in response to growing consumer demand for data.
Both companies are growing – and quickly – so it’s no surprise that the price of internet is on an incline.
“Every year, Bell invests over $3.5 billion in its network infrastructure,” said Bell Canada on their website.
“These investments enable us to keep providing exceptional new features, even faster Internet technology, world-class entertainment as well as the capacity necessary to support an exponential growth in the use of communications services.”
Ultimately, the “price adjustments help fund improvements in the reach and capabilities of their networks,” said the Canadian Press.
Price changes are indeed routine, especially as demand grows for certain services like the internet, but it’s also important for customers to be aware of these changes well in advance.
Are you affected by the price increase?