Best Internet Service Providers for Rural Area and Cottage Country in Canada

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Xplornet

Highlights

  • Combination of wired and satellite internet service that brings connectivity to the remotest locations in Canada
  • Unlimited data download across packages
  • Internet speeds that permit smooth watching of movies and shows as well as play online games
  • 24x7x365 Canadian support
  • No equipment needs to be purchased
  • Price guaranteed so you pay the same rate for your entire contract term

While the construct is similar, available plans vary based on the location. Best plans by state are given below:

Ontario

Plan nameSatellite 10Satellite 10Satellite 10
Monthly data at max speed100 GB75 GB50 GB
Download speed (upto)10 MBPS10 MBPS10 MBPS
Price$119.99$109.99$99.99
  • Satellite only
  • $99 worth Xplornet Equipment Installation free with 1 year term
  • Fast speed for streaming, browsing and perfect for 2-3 users in the home
  • Unlimited data download
  • Availability and tariff could vary depending on location

Quebec

Plan nameSatellite 25Satellite 10Satellite 10
Monthly data at max speed100 GB100 GB50 GB
Download speed (upto)25 MBPS10 MBPS10 MBPS
Price$129.99$119.99$99.99
  • Satellite only
  • $99 worth Xplornet Equipment Installation free with 1 year term
  • Fast speed for streaming, browsing and perfect for 2-3 users in the home
  • Unlimited data download
  • Availability and tariff could vary depending on location

Saskatchewan

Plan nameSatellite 25Satellite 10Satellite 10
Monthly data at max speed100 GB100 GB50 GB
Download speed (upto)25 MBPS10 MBPS10 MBPS
Price$129.99$119.99$99.99
  • Satellite only
  • $99 worth Xplornet Equipment Installation free with 1 year term
  • Fast speed for streaming, browsing and perfect for 2-3 users in the home
  • Unlimited data download
  • Availability and tariff could vary depending on location

Optional Extras

Home Phone and Internet Bundle

Add home phone to any Internet plan and save $12/month on home phone for the first three months!

Pricing:

  • For province-wide unlimited calling – $21.99 per month
  • For unlimited calling across North America – $24.99 per month
  • All other calls – applicable tariff, generally lower than standard fixed line and mobile tariffs

Other facilities:

  • Many existing phone numbers can be used with Xplornet Home Phone, so switching is easier than ever!
  • Voicemail
  • Voicemail-to-Email
  • Call Display
  • Call Waiting
  • Caller ID Block
  • Call Forward
  • Call Return
  • Call Screening
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Three-Way Calling
  • Web Access and Management
  • No lengthy contract to bind you

Wi-Fi Router

Enjoy the convenience of having all your household devices connected wirelessly with an Xplornet Wi-Fi router. You can block inappropriate content, control the time your kids spend online and encrypt your connection from online threats, all for only $6/month and with no hardware to buy!¹ A properly managed Wi-Fi router from Xplornet provides the assurance of knowing your children are safe from malicious activity while they browse.

Available for $6/ month.

Extended warrant of Xtra care

The Xplornet Xtra Care premium care program protects you from unexpected expenses if a service visit is required.

At $ 7.50 a month very affordable with the annual fee being less than the cost of a single service visit!


Execulink

Highlights

  • Wireless, DSL, Cable, Hybrid Fibre, and Fibre Internet options
  • Unlimited download
  • No contract or activation fee
  • Availability and tariff could vary depending on location

Plans available

Plan nameFastFasterFastest
TechnologiesWireless, DSL, Cable, Hybrid Fibre, and Fibre Internet optionsCable, Hybrid Fibre, and Fibre Internet optionsCable, Hybrid Fibre, and Fibre Internet options
Download speed (upto)30 MBPS150 MBPS1 GBPS
No. of users recommendedUpto 2 users2-5 users5+ users
Good for

Daily surfing, checking email, and using social media.

 

 

Streaming videos, downloading music & movies, working from home, and online gaming with friends.Everything in ‘Faster’ on multiple devices

 

Optional Extras

Phone

A phone service with all the features one expects in a phone from a company that has been providing telephone services from 1904.

Call Waiting, Call Display, Call Forwarding, Speed Calling, Automatic Recall, Selective Call Rejection, 3-Way Calling, and more! Even retaining your number is possible in most cases.

TV

Execulink offers an affordable TV experience with the flexibility of choosing the channels you want. Starting pack of 25 channels that can be customized with Theme Packs, Pick Packs, Single Pick and Cloud DVR options. Also offers Video on Demand, Catch-up TV and Pay-Per-View options and comes with the ability to pause, record, rewind and restart 5 Hours of Cloud DVR recording. Along with a Virtual Set-Top Box that lets you watch live TV on your phone or tablet!

Starting pack $20.

Mobility

Execulink offers you the choice of bringing your own device or taking one of their affordable phones. Without a contract, with unlimited texting, free Caller ID, Call Waiting & Call Forwarding. Option of adding Voicemail for only $3/month

Package starts at $15.

 

Plans in Cobourg (Ontario)

FastFasterFastest
Plan nameHigh Speed Cable 40High Speed Cable 40High Speed Cable 40
Monthly price$55$65$85
Download speed (upto)40 MBPS60 MBPS120 MBPS
Upload speed (uptp)10 MBPS10 MBPS10 MBPS
No. of users recommendedUpto 2 users2-3 users3-5 users
Bundle with TV and Phone$93.95$113.95
Good for

Daily surfing, checking email, and using social media.

 

 

Streaming videos, downloading music & movies, working from home, and online gaming with friends.Everything in ‘Faster’ on multiple devices

 

Plans in Markham (Ontario)

FastFasterFastest
Plan nameHigh Speed DSL 15High Speed DSL 25High Speed DSL 50
Monthly price$55$60$65
Download speed (upto)15 MBPS25 MBPS50 MBPS
Upload speed (uptp)10 MBPS10 MBPS10 MBPS
No. of users recommendedUpto 2 usersUpto 2 users2-3 users
Bundle with TV and Phone$88.95 per month$93.95 per month
Good forLight surfing, email and social mediaLight-medium surfing & streaming, checking email, working from home and social mediaGeneral surfing & streaming, checking email, working from home and social media.
  • TV includes 25+ channels in Starter Pack, 5 hours of DVR, ability to view on TV, tablet or smartphone.
  • Phone includes Call Waiting, Call Display, Call Forwarding, Speed Calling, Automatic Recall, Selective Call Rejection and 3-Way Calling.


Telus

Highlights

The TELUS LTE Network that powers internet in rural Canada, offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and comes with large data allowance rates. Its high speed Wi-Fi lets you connect multiple devices.

Availability and tariff could vary depending on location.

Plans

Monthly data100GB500GB1TB
Price for 24 months (if committed)$65 per month$80 per month$115 per month
Price after 24 months$70 per month$85 per month$120 per month
Price if no commitment$70 per month$85 per month$120 per month

Additional data usage is $10 per 5GB with all plans.

50GB data top-up for $15 is available.

The Smart Hub device is available at $10 per month for a 2-year term and allows you to save $30 over the standard price of $270.  Taxes and $45 connection fee extra.

Home Phone

Home phone available separately with Call Waiting, Voicemail, 3 Way Calling, Call Return, Call Forward and Smart Ring.

Price: $40/ /month with a $30/ month basic option also available.


Bell Canada

Highlights

Bell Wireless Home Internet is a new technology that delivers fast and reliable Internet to rural areas complete with unlimited usage that includes 350 GB at maximum speeds to do more of what you love online.

It requires installation of a small antenna outside your home that will connect to the wireless network, delivering download speeds of up to 50 Mbps. Bell also installs a Home Hub 2000 inside your home so that you can enjoy a Wi-Fi connection for all your devices.

Plans and Pricing

Wireless Home Internet 25Wireless Home Internet 25Wireless Home Internet 50
Download speed25 MBPS25 MBPS50 MBPS
Upload speed5 MBPS5 MBPS10 MBPS
Monthly usage100 GBUnlimited (beyond 350 GB download speed 10 MBPS and upload 2 MBPS)Unlimited (beyond 350 GB download speed 20 MBPS and upload 4 MBPS)
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Offer Price (diff earned as credit)$64.95 per month$79.95 per month$149.95 per month
Regular Price$74.95 per month$89.95 per month$149.95 per month
One-time activation fee$59.95$59.95$59.95

Includes Installation, W-Fi and Email


Rogers

Highlights

Rogers offers rural internet wirelessly. With wireless home internet, your modem is connected to the local Rogers wireless tower to provide internet to your home.

Pricing and plans are based on the location and could vary.

Plans in Ontario

Internet 25Internet 25Internet 25
Monthly Usage100 GB250 GB500 GB
Download speed (upto)25 MBPS25 MBPS25 MBPS
Monthly price$69.99$74.99$84.99
One-time installation fee$49.99$49.99$49.99

Personalized installation required for outdoor antenna.

Usage exceeding data allotment provided is charged in increments ($3/GB) to a maximum of $100/mo. overage. Overage greater than or equal to 0.5GB rounded up to next GB.

Plans in British Columbia

Internet 25Internet 25Internet 25
Monthly Usage100 GB250 GB500 GB
Download speed (upto)25 MBPS25 MBPS25 MBPS
Monthly price$64.99$69.99$79.99
One-time installation fee$49.99$49.99$49.99

Personalized installation required for outdoor antenna.

Usage exceeding data allotment provided is charged in increments ($3/GB) to a maximum of $100/mo. overage. Overage greater than or equal to 0.5GB rounded up to next GB.

Optional Extras

Ignite TV not available with Internet 25.


 

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