CRTC report says Bell Fibe offers better than advertised download speeds
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Published Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00PM EDT
A report from the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission says Bell’s Fibe Internet service offers faster broadband speeds than advertised.
The CRTC commissioned SamKnows, a broadband measurement service, to look at the Internet performance of Canada’s providers.
It found that Bell, which owns CTV News, excelled with its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) Fibe service when it came to download speeds.
FTTH’s download speeds during peak hours were, on average, 121% of what Bell advertised.
"These independent tests prove that Bell's strategy to lead investment and innovation in broadband is delivering advanced networks that consistently outperform in speed and reliability," Wade Oosterman, Group President of BCE and Bell Canada, and Bell's Chief Brand Officer, said in a press release.
"Canadians can be justifiably proud that our country's broadband fibre and wireless networks rank among the fastest and best in the world."
Bell’s mobile network has also been shown to offer fast download speeds.
Last month, a report by Speedtest by Ookkla showed that Bell Mobile also had the fastest download speeds in Canada, with its tri-band LTE-Advanced network.
PCMag also named Bell as having better download speeds on its LTE network than Verizon, the fastest carrier in the U.S.