The best internet providers in Montreal are not always the largest internet providers. There are actually more than a few internet providers in Montreal, many more than you might expect. Each needs to be registered with the CRTC. The aim of this webpage is to educate you about the subject of internet providers Montreal, with the secondary intent of trying to help you make the best possible choice when deciding on a Montreal internet service provider. There are indeed choices! These smaller ISPs tend to 'rent' the Videotron Montreal coax cable infrastructure, which has been the primary means by which we have so much internet provider competition in and around Montreal in terms of home internet plans.
Since you are in Montreal, likely you are already familiar with some of the larger internet providers Montreal such as Videotron and Bell. Videotron owns their own Montreal cable TV network, and Bell owns its own DSL networks. Both types of networks can be used to deliver home internet plans to Montreal residents, and small businesses.
The thing is though, that you may not be as familiar with the smaller internet providers Montreal, which, tend to not own their own cable TV networks, or DSL networks. Generally speaking these internet providers 'rent' (pay to use) the cable TV networks of the larger internet providers, such as Videotron. What this means for you the customer, is that you may order a Montreal home internet plan from one of these smaller internet providers, then they can then deliver over the larger internet provider cable TV networks, and the internet plans include the use of the cable TV line to your home. DSL internet can be offered in much the same way, though in that case the cost of the phone line use is not necessarily included in the cost of the internet plan. These smaller internet providers then pay the larger internet providers to do the home internet installation on their behalf, (as well as to look after any service calls should one ever be required). The arrangement works well. :)