The internet is an indispensable part of our lives. We use it to communicate, shop, find information and entertain ourselves. Often we don’t realize how much we rely on the internet until it goes out, and we’re left in the dark with no way to get the information or entertainment that we need.
The internet in the country is regulated by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and the three primary sources here are DSL, Cable Internet, and Fiber-optic.
If you’re having problems with your current internet connection or want to switch internet providers, there are several ways that you can go about doing it:
Internet providers typically offer a number of different plans and prices. The best way to figure out which internet plan is best for you is to compare their plans to your needs. You should take a look at the following:
Before you cancel your service with your current provider, it’s important to make sure they know you’re leaving. If you simply stop paying your bill, they may send you to collections or report your account as delinquent. You should contact them, let them know you’re leaving, and let them know when you plan to end service.
In most cases, you can cancel your service over the phone or by visiting your local office. You should be able to cancel your service at any point after your contract period ends, even if you don’t reach your data allowance.
If you have an email address with an old service, you should transfer all data from that account to a service like Gmail. Also, if you’re leaving your current provider for a VOIP phone service, it may be necessary to transfer or terminate your phone number. To do this, you’ll have to contact your phone company to let them know you’re leaving and ask for a new number.
Before switching, check that all of your hardware is compatible with your new service.
Switching internet providers is usually a fairly quick and painless process. Just follow these tips to prepare, and it’ll be smooth sailing from there.
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