Bell CEO Mirko Pipick said Bell’s rural Internet satellite internet services (such as Starling) would “stand out any day”.
As announced The Canadian Press (Via Yahoo Finance), Pipik commented while answering questions from the following stakeholders Release of BCE Q1 Revenue. In particular, Bell talked about investment plans to improve its fiber internet offerings and expand rural coverage to better compete with competitors such as Rogers.
When asked about the challenges posed by low-Earth orbit (Leo) satellite Internet services such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starling project, Bipick explained that Bell provides rural Internet using residential wireless service. The service is expected to reach one million rural or remote homes from Manitoba to Newfoundland.
“On any given day, I stand against Starling or other Leo (low Earth orbit) rivals,” Pipic said.
Besides, it is not difficult to find complaints online about Bell’s bad internet speed. A quick search on Twitter reveals a number of complaints:
– and ballantine (balyballantyne) April 29, 2021
Hey Bell We need to talk. I’m paying 5 135 a month (FIBE 100) for the fastest internet you can give me, and it’s always been a trash can. For two years it has been incredible and slow. I just found out where my internet is coming from pic.twitter.com/LH9i1SEyns
– Someone from Jesse Drift Bell wants to call me (ess jessedriftwood1) April 28, 2021
I believe in Starling Internet. I have already ordered. My bell is getting worse. Please send this soon !!!!
– Darrell Park (ypSpydaDee) April 24, 2021
Starling is now in beta for Canadians, and requires upfront costs to get up and running. However, initial reports indicate that this service is worth the cost, despite the low reliable speed and delay during beta. Beta users vary from 50Mbps to 150Mbps and in most places from 20ms to 40ms.
However, Musk said that the speed will double to 300Mbps later this year and that in the future, Starling customers will be able to Use the service while traveling.
Those interested in Starling can check out everything we know about the service in Canada Here.
Source: Yahoo Finance