Not that I am surprised but wow quite a lot of helpful information, I must say more thank yous.
@SoM-They look very interesting at first blush but from some of the quick research I did they are apparently a reseller of a reseller, not sure if thats true but its enough to scare me off, plus the prices seem to good to be true and we know what that usually means.
@Flying Fox-You raised some great points, some of which I may not know until I have my new service as this was kind of sudden because of Rogers business practices and how we were just recently treated, see we decided about 4 months ago that we were going to get rid of the land line and cable tv and just have the internet with a VPN service of some sort to be decided later, what we went through on the phone is just not worth rehashing for me but suffice to say I let them know, in glowing terms no less, that we loved their internet service and would love to keep it, we just asked for the best price they could give us for unlimited and figured we would be staying with them, well it did not work out,lol.
As for Acanac, that was the first one I looked at and then found this thread, that was enough for me as well.http://www.canadianisp.ca/cgi-bin/isp_comment_totals.cgi?f=Comments&ispid=52
We are going with the Pro Cable Internet 45 Mbps 4 Mbps and unlimited for $69.99, from what I have read recently it seems all the rogers and I guess cogeco resellers will have to upgrade their packages as the 2 main ones are changing all of their packages, for a few different reasons.
What we are hoping is that we will be grandfathered up to the new level of 60 Mbs and 10Mbs by Start Communications, it appears to be the way they do business, another theory we heard from a few users is we would get the d/l speed but not the new upload speed, at this point in time that matters very little to me as 4Mbs up does all we need, we don't torrent or anything, but game a lot and 4 is enough atm.
Once again thank you all, I truly appreciate the advice.
The new DOCSIS standard, if I am read it correctly will hopefully make 45 Mbs go further than it used to before because of the new tech, the modem we are getting will allow for 8 bonded downstream and 4 bonded upstream channels, am I reading this to mean that if I had 8 devices connected to the internet at once I could have them all on their own channel and then even limit the speed in the router to any channel that may gobbling up too much bandwidth, or just set all 8 to use 5Mbs max, is this how these bonded channels work.
In the end Rogers said the best price for the service they are giving us now, which is about 50 down and 4 up would be $94 all in, plus still have to use their modem/router in bridge, Start is going to be as mentioned above at $79 all in and their reputation for customer service is almost impeccable, subject to potential change with more growth I know,lol.Considering we will be with a reseller, I wish to have one with that kind of service support if I run into an issue I can't fix myself or with you fine folks helping.
@notfred-I really did want to go with Teksavvy but was concerned about service dropping off with their increased customer load, it seems Start has the service that Teksavvy once did right now, like I said though, subject to potential change with more customers,lol.
Once again thank you all very much for the help, it was very much appreciated.