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Big telcos hike internet prices amid soaring demand, revenues
January 20th, 2019updated
Dennis Fitt, of Truro, N.S., was unhappy to discover that his internet, TV and phone service with Bell Aliant is going up by $9 next month, as three of the big telcos once again raise their prices on certain internet plans. (Andy Fitt)
You can run but you can’t hide from internet price hikes. That’s what Sean Barry in Powell River, B.C., learned after leaving his provider, Shaw, following a couple of price increases.
He switched to competitor Telus in September only to discover that the cost of his current Telus internet plan is also going up — by $5 a month.
Beginning on Feb. 25, Telus will hike rates on internet plans by $2 to $5 a month.
On Feb. 1, Bell will raise internet prices by $5 a month for Bell Aliant customers in Atlantic Canada. In Ontario and Quebec, the telco is hiking various internet plans by up to $6 a month as of March 1.
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