Rogers offers the fastest fixed line broadband speeds available in Canada, and Bell Mobility tops wireless download speeds on average, according to a new report based on data from Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence.

The new Speedtest Market Report released Wednesday is based on 8.8 million broadband tests and almost 800,000 mobile tests conducted by Canadians using speedtest.net. It shows that Rogers offered the fastest download speeds on average, offering 153.48 Mbps, which is more than twice as fast as second-place Shaw’s 71.41 Mbps. Bell offered the fastest upload speeds of any ISP, at 30.58 Mbps.

Canada Fastest ISPs 2016
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Bell Mobility came out on top for top download speed on mobile, offering 30.47 Mbps on average. But two different Rogers-network brands in Fido Solutions and Rogers Wireless were a close second, posting 29.84 Mbps and 29.37 Mbps. Fido offered the fastest mobile uploads at 10.62 Mbps.

Canada Fastest Mobile carriers 2016
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The Speedtest report shows that Canadians are enjoying faster Internet and mobile services overall, compared to last year. For fixed broadband, speeds shot up 40 per cent for download and 33 per cent for upload. Mobile download speeds were up by 21 per cent, and upload by 18 per cent.

While the incumbent carriers – Rogers, Bell, and Telus – continue to control the Internet and mobile markets, some new local service providers are providing some competitive pressure, the report states. In the mobile area, Shaw-owned Wind Mobile has plans to deploy its first LTE network in early 2017, which could help it compete with the speeds offered by other carriers.

These numbers provide a national average, but if you’re looking for the fastest possible service in your particular city, you should check out the maps offered in the Speedtest report, which offers specific details for Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax. Regional reports by province are also available.

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  • James

    Is it really accurate to say that Rogers provides faster home internet speeds? How does Ookla know what connection speed these users are paying for as opposed to what they’re actually receiving? If those customers are all paying for a 250Mbps line from Rogers and only getting 150Mbps, all this proves is Rogers can’t provide it’s advertised speeds.

    I have TekSavvy which uses Rogers lines and probably different means of throttling connections. I get the advertised speeds I’m paying for. I could not say the same when I was with Rogers – and they were actually unable to provide me those speeds. They offered a discount and I told them I don’t want a discount, I want your advertised speeds – throttle the users who are paying you $30 a month, not the ones paying $130/mo.

    TekSavvy has been great and they’re not gouging like Rogers. Down with the big 3! Equal and fair competition.

  • gisabun

    Bell may advertise the fastest Wireless but really not by much. They’re bad for the Internet though….

  • Brian: As you know, upload and download speeds are only part of the measures that customers should consider when looking at broadband performance. They should also include latency and jitter scores (part of QoS measures). These factors affect real time apps such as desktop video and VoIP telephony performance. If you take the measurements in the ‘near urban’ and rural areas, you will get totally different results too!