Residential InternetClearwave provides a "fixed" wireless internet service that works similarly to a cellular (mobile) services except our modems are installed and "fixed" on the exterior of your home and are then cabled to the interior to interface with a wi-fi router. Although a customer may be within our service area, there are no guarantees of service availability or speeds as trees and other obstructions can limit our ability to service your home. If you live in a heavily treed area and really want fast internet a tower may be required to get above the tree line at an additional cost.
We do not advertise a 15 Mbps speed and then in fine print mention that the actual speed will vary from 3-15 Mbps. We will sell you a service that we can deliver 75% of the maximum speed value all of the time. Our network is always being monitored and areas in need of bandwidth improvements are identified and acted upon. Major upgrades do take time and we work hard to deliver our clients the bandwidth they need.
|So, how much bandwidth do you need? Webpages have become more media rich (more data to download) and file downloads still exist but now we are seeing a huge surge of downloading activity in the form of video streaming in the form of Netflix and YouTube.
We have tested these services and see that every HD video content needs a minimum of 5 Mbps to stream without pauses, and can consume about 2 GB per hour. In comparison, the new 4K Ultra HD will need a minimum of 14 Mbps speed and consume 8 GB per hour. Netflix is unique and will adjust video resolution according tour your available internet speed. Apple TV can be adjusted so you stream and at lower video resolution to conserve usage and speed required.
An HD Stream is 5 Mbps, and a 4K stream is 14 Mbps, so you would add up all of the CONCURRENT streams sin your home to see how much internet speed you should subscribe to. Speed is important but any service of 50+ Mbps speed will not be fully used until 4K TV becomes more prevalent. The MOST IMPORTANT aspect of your connection is usage - How many GB /month will you consume from streaming? 3 people streaming 2 hours per day will consume between 200 and 500 GB per month. All service providers are moving to usage based billing models because of the sustained utilization that streaming incurs and as broadcast TV consumption decreases, Satellite and Cable providers will need to make up the revenue.
Residential Internet Services - RURAL (any rural area or town of less that 1000 people)
ALL SERVICES DO NOT REQUIRE CONTRACTS AND SERVICES OPERATE AT NO LESS THAN 75% OF ADVERTISED SPEED DURING PRIMETIME HOURS
INSTALLATION: $299.95 - No Contract Required, 60 day money back guarantee on installation fee if not satisfied.
|RSS6.0||Residential Standard Service 6.0 Mbps||200||$69.95|
|RSS6.0.1000||Residential Standard Service 6.0 Mbps||1000||$109.95|
|RPS12.0||Residential Premium Service 12.0 Mbps||350||$79.95|
|RPS12.0.1000||Residential Premium Service 12.0 Mbps||1000||$119.95|
|RPS25.0||Residential Premium Service 25.0 Mbps||600||$99.95|
|RPS25.1000||Residential Premium Service 25.0 Mbps||1000||$139.95|
|RPS50.0||Residential Premium Service 50 Mbps||750||$129.95|
|RPS50.0.1000||Residential Premium Service 50 Mbps 1000 GB||1000||$169.95|
Residential Internet Services - URBAN - Readily available May 2017 in all urban centres in Alberta
ALL SERVICES DO NOT REQUIRE CONTRACTS AND SERVICES OPERATE AT NO LESS THAN 75 % OF ADVERTISED SPEED
INSTALLATION: $99.95 - No Contract Required, 60 day money back guarantee on installation fee if not satisfied.
|RPS25.0||Residential Premium 25.0 /12.0 Mbps||400||$64.95|
|RPS50.0||Residential Premium Service 50.0/25.0 Mbps||500||$74.95|
|RPS100.0||Residential Premium Service 100.0/50.0 Mbps||750||$84.95|
|RPS150.0||Residential Premium Service 150.0/100.0 Mbps||1000||$104.95|