Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Internet Download Speeds Exceed Advertised Rates; CRTC Study

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Internet Download Speeds Exceed Advertised Rates; CRTC Study

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CRTC: Internet speeds exceed expectations

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OTTAWA - Canada's telecom regulator says consumers are getting as much or more than they bargained for when it comes to Internet download speeds.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says an independent broadband performance study has found most broadband Internet services sold in Canada meet or exceed their advertised download and upload speeds.

It says participating Internet service providers included all the main Internet service providers with the exception of SaskTel, which refused to participate.

The CRTC says a preliminary report found that services using cable/HFC and fibre-to-the-home technologies both delivered download speeds in excess of the rates advertised by the service providers.

FTTH services delivered 119 per cent of advertised download speed on average, while Cable/HFC services delivered 103 per cent. …

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