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Best, Reliable and Most Affordable Internet Providers in Ontario for Under $75 per Month

Introduction

In our previous article, we investigated Internet Providers in Ontario that offered fast Internet speeds to satisfy the needs of a family of 2 to 3 individuals for under $50 per month. In this article, we will increase the budget amount by $25 to $75 and also increase the family size to 4.

How a family of 4 uses the Internet is not much different from a family of 2 or 3, probably more streaming, more zooming or other video conferencing, more gaming, more uploading, more downloading of files/data and more opportunities to connect with family and friends using our VoIP service.

Since our budget is bigger, we have more latitude to consider higher speeds to satisfy the Internet needs of this family of 4. As with our last article, we are again focused on an Internet Service Provider that can deliver the trifecta of affordability, reliability and availability or accessibility. However, in these terms of inflation, rapid price increases and stretched budgets, we have to give priority to affordability. After all, whoever heard of paying more for a product or service that delivered the same benefit, the same results?

We will admit that telecommunications can be a confusing field, with multiple various technologies, different hardware requirements and endless configuration options that can be overwhelming to the average or busy customer. That’s why we aim to simplify – we will review the different major providers, including us here at NetJOI, to ultimately present you with impartial assessment of the pros and cons to help you make the right decision for your family. So, join us as we dive headfirst to help you identify the best, reliable and most affordable Internet providers in Ontario for under $75 per month.

We believe that anything less than a speed of 75 Mbps down is off the list because we don’t want you to suffer from a laggy Netflix (or Disney Plus) on a weeknight or the weekend when you’re desperately trying to relax. The exact speed you will need will need depends on the type of usage – if you are streaming NetFlix or other content in HD (high def) mode, the demands on your Internet speed or bandwidth will be much less than if you are streaming that same content in 4K.

On average, a NetFlix video requires 3 to 5 Mbps for HD quality, while a similar 4K NetFlix movie would require 3 to 5 times the speed of a single HD movie or show. To make matters a bit more complicated, if you are connected to your home network via WiFi (and who isn’t), because of environmental interference and other factors, streaming on your devices will perform at a slower rate than the same device connected to a hardwire network connection.

As already mentioned on the last article about Internet speed for less than $50 per month, we are not fans of overt aggressive introductory offers, especially those that are heavily discounted at the start and then in a few months, the prices dramatically increase. Take Rogers Internet, one of the companies featured on this list, which is currently offering Ignite Internet for $59.99/mo on a 2-year term, then the price jumps to $89.99 thereafter (subject to increase).

So, in the space of 2 years, the price will jump by at least 50% and if you have multiple services on a similar term, that can be quite the hit to your budget. We debated whether to include these Internet Service Providers in our review but ultimately, decided that an informed customer is a wiser customer.

So, without further ado, here is a list of the top 5 best, reliable and most affordable Internet providers in Ontario that offer Internet speeds for a family of 4 for under $75 per month.

NetJOI

When finding an Internet service provider in Ontario that checks all the right boxes of flexibility, availability and affordability, look no further than NetJOI.

As one of Ontario’s most popular and affordable Internet Service Providers, it offers high-speed Internet that allows you to seamlessly work from home without hiccups. Its basic package is the most popular. For only $70 a month, you can have unlimited Internet, download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, and upload speed of up to 15 Mbps. NetJOI only offers a lower speed package of 75 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up, which again, depending on how you plan to use the service, may be adequate for your needs.

Most Affordable Internet Providers in Ontario - NetJOI JOI 150 product

The 75 Mbps / 10 Mbps up package is available at $57 per month, which is a great option to further reduce the stress on your pocket. Over the course of one year, that’s a savings of almost $150 which can surely purchase a few extra double-doubles.

Further, NetJOI offers various promotions during the year and presently, customers can get 15% off their initial or first order. In addition, NetJOI offers JOIBucks, which helps you to save some extra cash. Each month that you pay your bill, you get 3.5% back in the form of JOIBucks, which can be redeemed for discounts on your subscription fee or additional products and services. Who doesn’t love a good deal, right? After all, we are looking to save money.

What really sets NetJOI apart is its accessibility – no credit checks or contracts are required. Instead, customers can use the services month-to-month without any long-term commitment. This makes it an ideal choice for those who value flexibility and freedom.

Teksavvy

Next up, we checked out Teksavvy, who has been taking the fight to the larger telecom players for many years. Teksavvy offers the the Cable 100 Unlimited Package which delivers 100Mbps of downstream speed and up to 30 Mbps upstream for a regular price of $71.95 discounted to $35.95 for the first 12 months. Again, while this may seem to be a good deal initially in the first year, the ~100+% increase in year two and beyond can play havoc with a customer’s budget.

Teksavvy comes close to NetJOI but does not quite hit the mark. Afraid of long-term commitment? Don’t worry, TekSavvy doesn’t tie down their customers. This means you can make changes or cancel services anytime without getting hit with nasty fees or penalties.

As we continue our review of Internet Service Providers and trying to find a provider that can provide affordable Internet for a family of 4 for $75 or less per month, we now turn our attention to the bigger players in the industry. These companies are well known to all and share similar characteristics as other mega corporations – slow, terrible customer service, expensive and not very flexible.

Bell Canada

First on that list is Bell Canada, the largest telecommunication company in Canada with a long and storied history. In terms of products that can satisfy our particular requirements, the closest that Bell offers is Fibe 100 Internet for $70 on a 2 year term but the regular price is $100 (i.e. a ~43% increase after the two year term). Bell is also careful to note that prices may increase during subscription, hence $100 is not a locked in price and the actual amount you may pay after year 2 may be higher.

Most Affordable Internet Providers in Ontario - Bell Fibe 100 Internet product

The only Bell Internet product we could identify with a regular or full price below $75 was Fibe 15 with 15 Mbps down, 10 Mbps up with 100 GB of monthly usage (not unlimited) for $55 per month. This combination is primarily intended for very light email and web browsing so would be woefully inadequate for a family of 4 and you are very likely to blow through the data cap of 100 GB within one or two days.

Most Affordable Internet Providers in Ontario - Bell Fibe 15 Internet product

The other thing to note is that unless you have existing service with Bell, you will require a hard credit check to sign-up with Bell (same applies for most of the other major players) which is another challenge, depending on your perspective.

So, in terms of the trifecta that we are seeking – reliability, affordability and flexibility, Bell can really only score good points on reliability. Further, as noted in the previous article, customer service is a bit of a roller coaster and your mileage or luck may vary.

While Bell’s fast and reliable Internet may be a plus, its high prices and poor customer service can be a turn-off.

Rogers

Next up on our list of best, reliable and most affordable Internet Providers in Ontario is Rogers, one of the top communications company within Canada, and with the recent acquisition of Shaw, it now provides Internet and other services to almost every corner of our country. Despite a few systemwide outages over the past couple years, Rogers is well known for its coverage and ability to deliver various Internet products to satisfy the needs of its customers.

In Ontario, Rogers offers Ignite Internet of 150 Mbps down, 30 Mbps up with unlimited usage for $99.99 on a 24-month contract ($109.99/mo thereafter, a smaller increase of 10% increase, although the $109.99 price can increase during the 24-month term). While 150 Mbps down would be ideal for a family of 4, unfortunately, the price is outside the scope of what we are seeking.

Most Affordable Internet Providers in Ontario - Rogers Ignite Internet 150u product

Rogers Internet also has an Ignite Internet package of 50 Mbps down, 10 Mbps up at a price of $59.99 on a 24-month term, increasing to a full, regular price of $89.99 after the 24-month period. The same condition applies that the regular price may increase during the 2 year period. Taking the price out of the equation for a moment, this particular package would only be ideal for very light usage for a family of 4 and any simultaneous usage would result in a laggy and unsatisfactory experience.

The only Internet product we could find from Rogers is Internet 10 (10 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up, with 100 GB usage per month) which comes with a price tag of $49.99. Like the similar product from Bell Internet, the Internet 10 product is intended for light web browsing and emailing and occasional streaming.

While Rogers scores high on reliability, accessibility and price are major concerns. Gone are the days when customers have to agree to contracts including early termination fees to access Internet service. There are many better options that are more accessible, including NetJOI if we are allowed to toot our horns for a bit. Another challenge with Rogers Is that customers have reported mixed experiences with their customer service, including long wait times or difficulties in resolving technical or billing problems.

Cogeco

The last Internet Provider we will consider on our list is Cogeco. Cogeco provides Internet, phone and cable services to customers in select regions of Ontario and Qubec. Cogeco’s strong network allows them to offer their customers fast and reliable Internet speeds. Presently, Cogeco is offering their UltraFibre 180 Unlimited with 180 Mbps down for $74.99 per month on a 120-month or 10 year term! The regular, full price after the 10 year term is $108.49, which again, may increase during the 120-month term.

Cogeco also offers an UltraFibre 90 Unlimited product with download speeds of up to 90 Mbps, unlimited usage for $69.99 per month but again, this price is on a 10 year or 120-month term! The regular, full price of this package is $93.49 per month

Overall, Cogeco has a good reputation for customer service, with many customers reporting positive experiences when dealing with the company. One of the biggest drawbacks of choosing Cogeco as your Internet provider is that their service is only available in certain regions, which can be a problem for customers who live outside these areas. They also have a reputation for requiring long-term contracts (currently 120-months), which may not be ideal for customers who prefer a more flexible arrangement.

If you’re fortunate enough to be in one of Cogeco’s serviced regions, their fast speeds, competitive pricing, and positive customer experiences make them a strong contender. Remember the regional availability and contract terms to ensure they align with your needs.

Conclusion

Choosing an Internet service provider in Ontario to meet the needs of a family of 4 for less than $75 is no easy task. Each provider discussed in this article has strengths and weaknesses, from flexibility to affordability. The only service that fulfills our three-pronged approach to find the most affordable Internet Providers in Ontario is NetJOI! They’re affordable, reliable, and offer a great package for a family of 4 for less than $75 with no gimmicks, haggling or restrictive conditions.

Internet Service ProviderProsConsOur verdict
NetJOIOffers a speed tier of 150 Mbps down, which is ideal for a family of 4, for $70.Not as well-known as other providers on this list.🥳🤩
TekSavvyOffers 100 Mbps down for a regular price of $71.95, discounted to $35.95 for the first 12 monthsSpeeds may not be as fast as competitors🙁
Bell CanadaFast and reliable Internet, variety of Internet packages including unlimited usage plansExpensive pricing, poor customer service😭😡
RogersHigh-quality, fast, and reliable Internet, variety of Internet plans.May require long-term contracts, very expensive, poor customer service😭😡
CogecoFast and reliable Internet, competitive pricing, good customer serviceLimited availability outside of select regions, requiring long-term contracts (120 months), potential issues with billing practices and customer service😓

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