Originally Posted by Tapioca
That's still expensive, even for dedicated Internet service.
I pay less than $70/month taxes included for HDTV service (TSN, Sportsnet One) and 20 Mbps Internet with a 250 GB cap (which is all I need for Netflix). Novus FTW.
The way I look at it, the telcos are still going to get your money whether your subscribe to cable or not. Everyone needs internet service and if you want to shift everything to internet, you're going to pay for it through increased speeds, or increased bandwidth (because what's the point of buying an HDTV if you're not going to stream HD content?) OTA is great, but it's rather limited in Vancouver unless you have a house and have the ability to invest in proper equipment. And if you're a sports fan, you're basically forced to subscribe to cable unless you want to deal with unreliable streams and pop-up ads.
My comparison was without a bundled service. Obviously when you bundle your internet service with other services, it will cost less.
A dry Shaw cable with no other services for 50Mbps/2.5Mbps 400GB cap is $80/month
NHL GameCenter cost roughly $20/month. Still cheaper than paying an average of $150/month for bundled services to Shaw or Telus, for most. And Novus is only accessible to a very small population. Shaw and Telus is a major player that reaches way more of the population.
Originally Posted by twitchyzero
pretty sure telus 50/10 internet is $80/mo...bw caps not enforced
It's enforced, to their discretion. You probably haven't downloaded enough.