Rogers flanker brand Fido is the latest Canadian provider to add data speed caps to its mobile plans.
A recent update to the Fido website added that all plans include “4G LTE Speeds.” Further, the fine-print contained in the ‘See full details’ drop-down section says “Speeds capped at 150 Mbps. In times of congestion, your data may be slowed according to the Fido Network Management Policy.” The site then links to this page with Fido’s terms, including the aforementioned policy.
At the time of publication, Koodo had the slowest speeds with 100Mbps caps, while Bell and Telus had faster 250Mbps speeds. As an aside, Telus lists some plans with 1Gbps speed caps, while Bell lists some 5G plans as having the “fastest available 5G speeds” with no specific cap. Fido and Virgin Mobile hold the middle ground with 150Mbps caps.
Update 06/22/2022 at 12:40pm ET: A Fido confirmed to MobileSyrup that the data speed caps only apply to new plans. Additionally, Fido said it first made the change last month. However, the company didn’t say whether Rogers would apply similar speed caps to its plans.
You can view Fido’s new speed caps for yourself here.