On Monday I’ll be changing Internet service providers as the fiber optic network in my neighbourhood is ready for service. As I detailed in this post, the municipality that I live in decided to build their own fiber optic network for residents and businesses. My building is the first one in the entire network to be switched on for service.
My new ISP will be Novus, which has primarily serviced buildings in the downtown Vancouver area. For the first year, I’ll be paying $30 a month for 35 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload. That’s the same price I’m paying now but six times faster for downloads and ten times faster for uploads. After the first year, the price goes up to $40 which is still a much better deal than going with Telus or Shaw.
I did have the option of going up to 1000 Mbps for downloads, which is insanely fast. Downloading a gigabyte of data would take less than ten seconds. Unfortunately, I’m a cheap bastard so I went with the cheapest option which is still an improvement over my current situation.
While I’m extremely excited to be on a fiber optic network now, I’d like to give a shout out to my current ISP, Internet Lightspeed. Other than a bumpy initial setup process, they’ve been reliable and affordable as a service. If it wasn’t for something as awesome as a fiber optic network, I would have not changed ISPs at all.
I can’t wait to see how fast all that porn will download next week.