New findings from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) show which Canadian provinces and cities lead the country in best Internet connection – and we have bad news for you, BC.
Unfortunately, Western Canada appears to have some of the weakest Internet connections in the entire country. Maybe it’s the thin Rocky Mountain air affecting your Wi-Fi, but for whatever reason provinces west of Ontario showed shockingly low results. The city that came in last place is Regina – just one spot below Winnipeg.
Cities that show ‘reliable’ Internet connections are Toronto (first place), Ottawa and Montreal. Sure, Toronto may be the hub for business, but that doesn’t seem to justify the lack of connection for westerners on the web.
Surprisingly enough, New Brunswick showed the strongest Internet connection with an average download of 26.98 Mbps, while the Yukon showed the poorest internet connectivity at 6.68 Mbps.
The Canadians Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) conducted 126,000 tests, crowd sourced from Canadian Internet users. Users across the country participated by submitting their Internet performance tests to the telecommunications company.
A press release stated, “a city’s core can have significantly different results from its suburbs.”
Although the list may seem like Internet connection may be low – CIRA’s CEO Byron Holland thinks the contrary. He explains Canada tops the global leaders in access speed, quality and data sovereignty.
So, before you kick your Internet provider to the curb because you’re having trouble downloading Drake’s new album, just breathe – and know that you’re not alone in your frustration.