Rogers sub-brand Fido recently changed its home internet packages, offering a broader range of plan options. The move follows Bell sub-brand Virgin’s new home internet offerings, which debuted March 1st, 2017.
However, unlike many carrier changes made in close conjunction with each other, there’s a fairly significant difference between the plans’ prices and portions. Both carriers are offering $35 for 5Mbps download speed, 1Mbps upload speed with a 50GB data limit, but Virgin undercuts Fido’s next tier of $50 for 30Mbps down, 5Mbps up (200GB cap) by providing 25Mbps down, 10Mbps up with a 200GB cap for $45 — though depending on usage needs, users may not find Virgin’s lower speed worth it.
Virgin’s only other plan is $5o for 25Mbps with unlimited use, while Fido offers $60 for 75Mbps down, 10Mbps with a 200GB cap and $65 for unlimited use. Previously, the carrier’s comparative option was 60 up, 10 down unlimited for $75 per month.
Fido launched home internet service in November 2015, while Virgin Mobile launched its home internet plans in July 2016, offering two different plans: 25 down and 10 up for 200GB ($50) or unlimited use ($65). Fido’s service is available in Ontario only, while Virgin’s internet services are available in Ontario and Quebec.