I'm looking into getting a good bang for my buck tv and internet package for when I move to Nanaimo, and so far it looks like the telus optik bundle(essential tv and high speed turbo 25 internet @ $40/month for first 6 months, $70/month after that) suits me best. The Samsung Galaxy tablet on a 3yr term, and is worth ~$500, is a nice bonus too.
A similar bundle through shaw, with(close to) the internet speeds I'm looking for, is $110/month from the start, has much slower internet "up to" speeds: but, it does have a much better tv package(looks like twice as good, but I dont know anything about tv).
It seems to me shaw is serving people who love their tv, and/or have lots of money for really fast internet: and, telus is serving people(like me) who want decently fast internet for cheap. I'm not really sure how the telus tv packages compare, and I'm all about getting cheaper/faster internet here, so I've pretty much decided.
I'd love to hear any musings, experiences, and/or pieces of advice you guys can share before I jump into anything. Particularly, if any of you are on a telus optik internet plan, and could share your results from speedtest.net, that would be much appreciated! I'm curious what kind of speed drops you guys get in Nanaimo?