The Broadband Committee is going to try to use this page to inform citizens of the status of various broadband projects. Following are known providers and costs as of August, 2015. You can get some broadband coverage through cell phone providers. The information about these cell phone providers is not complete, and your best bet would be to contact them for more information.
Some residents have started getting broadband from the Vtel tower in Halifax Center. You can call them to find out if you’re on the list.
|Dialup||If have landline||$20||no||56K||$160/year with 1-year contract||no|
|Satellite||Location dependent||$49.99||60 GB||10 megs down 1 up||2 years||Buy
($249.98 including installation) or rent ($9.98/mo)
|Cited prices are specials.
When you reach your GB limit, service slows way down
|$59.99||85 GB||10 down 2 up|
|$79.99||100 GB||15 down 2 up|
(Was Wild Blue)
|Satellite||Location dependent||$49.99||60 GB||10 megs down 1 up||2 years||Lease||Not currently accepting customers in Halifax. Another satellite in the works.|
|$69.99||65 GB||10 down 2 up|
|DSL||Location dependent||$41.00||no||3 megs down 1 up||1 year with money-back for 30 days||$34.99 for modem||Prices are for first year and are lower if bundled with phone|
|$48.99||7 down 1 up|
|$55.99||15 down, 1 up|
|Wireless||Location dependent||$10||1 GB||Location dependent||no||$85 to $500 depending on equipment needed at your site, whether indoor or outdoor. They can finance expensive ones over 2 years||If you exceed download allowance, you’re cut off with 1-20 GB plan and slowed down with 30-120 GB plans.|
|AT&T 275-4368||cell||Location dependent||$50 and up
|300 megs to 5 GB||4G LTE||No contract or 2 years for free MyFi||$99 for MyFi device||Cheaper if bundle with phone
|cell||Location dependent||$50 and up
|5 GB||Location dependent||2 years||$50 to $100 but free with rebate|
|cell||Location dependent||$5 to $335||300 megs to 50 GB||3 G; 4G coming||2 years||All plans have connection charges|
|cell||Location dependent and spotty in Halifax||$2.50 to $40||30 megs to 4 GB||4G LTE||No contract or 2 years for free equipment
|AARP members get 5% off and 45-day money-back offer. Texts limited and unlimited depending on plan.
|cell||Location dependent||0.5 minute per minute used||no||Depends on phone; up to 4G||no||no|
Note 1: Most providers offer special deals, so these prices might not match current pricing exactly.
Note 2: DSL and satellite price according to speed; faster is more expensive. The wireless services don’t vary the speed because it depends on your location, your distance from the tower.. They price according to the download limit.
Note 3. Cell phone Internet offers a lot of different options depending on whether you want to view pages on your cell phone or view them on your computer, whether you’re going to use the cell phone for telephone calls or just for Internet, and whether you already have cell phone service and just want to add Internet.