KOODO is providing Home Phone Service BUT WHY NOT HOME INTERNET ??????????

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Home Internet?
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I imagine because it takes more effort to do wired Internet than a home wireless phone. Fido uses Rogers for its internet an it's easy to do so because Fido is owned by Rogers. Plus the flanker brands traditionally stick to phone services. Fido seems to be the outlier here.
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Remember Rogers does not have home phone wired infrastructure and uses Fido to supplement there (overpriced) network. Wireless or internet based services still have some issues over wire lines and both Bell and Telus have to support there systems in the markets they serve.
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Rogers offers wired home phone over cable.
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My family overseas uses internet though their cell provider.  It's faster and cheaper.  The phone companies there started providing a particular WiFi router that can take a SIM card.  The SIM card would be associated to a data plan only, and of course cost depends on the plan.  Just plug and play!  Literally works the same as regular internet, just through your cell network.  Not sure how this would work here as it could overload the cell networks in North America (they're not at international standards yet.  Still at low quality).
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Take a look at the plan pricing for tablets from most providers and you will get your answer. Talk and text on your own home network takes almost no bandwidth compared to data.

In the US, which is more competitive than Canada, you can get an all-in cell plan including 10 gig of data per month for about $50, but that's usually throttled at some point. 10 gig per month on a laptop computer is OK for moderate surfing around 3 hours per day without any streaming.

Most landline plans in Canada for the same amount of money will get you an allotment of around 300 gig of data at 15-30 mbps..

In the rural US, my local internet provider offers a hybrid solution: an LTE wireless network connection for $50 US a month. There is no capacity limit, but actual working speed is about 10% that of the typical Canadian landline. OK for reading this forum, but useless for streaming.
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Several years ago yes Canada was behind but today Canada is right up there in coverage and speed for LTE. And really, 25mbps is plenty fast I say. You can get 100+ nowadays. Anything more is bragging rights. Content continues to grow in data size but it'll be a while yet before 20+ feels slow. Getting gbps speeds is a bandwidth hog needing 80-100mhz of bandwidth but good enough needs far less. It could be done where at least it's not obscenely expensive but no one seems interested until at least 5G comes out. Telus has select areas in bc and I think AB where they offer large data amounts for not that much worse than landline internet. Just not in the cards in Canada I guess.