Telus tops ranks as quickest main ISP in Canada as soon as once more: report

Telus has topped ranks because the quickest main ISP in Canada for the second yr, in line with PCMag’s newest report.

The Vancouver-based nationwide provider obtained a 260 PCMag Speed Index (PSI) rating. The rating is calculated by taking 80 p.c of the obtain pace and 20 p.c of the add pace collected by pace checks and including these numbers collectively.

“While last year Telus only led by a few points, this year it’s a full 59 points ahead of the next best competitor, Bell Canada, with a 201.0 PSI,” PCMag notes.

Shaw Communications got here in third place behind Bell with a rating of 154.6. Rogers adopted with a rating of 150.1 and Videotron got here in fifth place with 103.2. Cogeco adopted with a rating of 95.6.

“The real winner is the Canadian people, because all the major ISPs have improved over the years. Telus has doubled its PSI number since 2019, and even at the lower end, Cogeco has almost tripled. The only disappointment may be for Rogers Cable, which did improve in 2020, but only by three points,” PCMag outlines.

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Outside of the main gamers, Toronto-based Beanfield Metroconnect ranked considerably greater than its opponents with a rating of 417.4.

PCMag notes that though the ISP obtained a excessive rating final yr with 571.6, it’s nonetheless approach forward of the following finest competitors with this yr’s rating.

Further, the report notes that Newfoundland and Labrador is the province with the quickest web with a rating of 490.8. Alberta got here in second with 296.2 and Saskatchewan rounded out the highest three with a rating of 293.7.

In phrases of cities, St. John’s, Newfoundland topped ranks with a rating of 576.3. The second place spot went to Sarnia, Ontario with a rating of 480.8. PCMag notes that neither of those two cities made the highest 10 final yr.

“But in third, you’ll see Levis, Québec, a neighbour of Québec City that has consistently made the top 10 for Canadian city speeds three years in a row now.”

PCMag compiled this report from 78,301 pace checks taken between April 1, 2020 and June 7, 2021 utilizing the PCMag Speed Test.

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