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CO-OP Net

CO-OP Net

Fibre-to-the-home

CO-OP Net: Own Your Network

Buy Internet Infrastructure, Not Monthly Internet Service! 

GET INTERNET INDEPENDENCE!

  • With CO-OP Net your building & residents get their own Hi-speed fibre-optic network & in-suite internet to operate independently of the carriers!

  • Enjoy the fastest fibre-based internet without ongoing commitment to monthly connection charges! 

What’s Disruptive About CO-OP Net?

 The realization that your home internet can actually be ‘owned’, instead of paying for it monthly forever!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Zero in-suite monthly internet costs

  • Group-owned ‘in-house’ network

  • Very low cost support operation

  • Raises property capital values

  • Adding revenue streams to buildings

Canadians Speaking Out:  Surveyed Feedback from Canadians on their Internet:

Property Owners

Add the ultimate
Amenity to Your Bldg.

Strata/Condo Owners

You own your suite, why not
own your internet? 

Tenants

Get a Break from your
bills with lo-cost internet! 

FACILITATING COMMUNITY OWNED NETWORKS

Introducing ‘CO-OP Net’

For Rental & Strata Communities

 Group-Owned Fibre-Optic Hi-Speed Networks
Imagine your building or housing complex having it’s own group-owned fibre-optic network to provide hi-speed connectivity to all the residents for years to come.. and without an ongoing commitment to connection costs!
 Group-Owned Fibre-Optic Hi-Speed Networks
Imagine your building or housing complex having it’s own group-owned fibre-optic network to provide hi-speed connectivity to all the residents for years to come.. and without an ongoing commitment to connection costs!
CO-OP Net was conceived to bring enabling connectivity to buildings and occupants as a ‘utility’ installation, rather than an ongoing service, while being future-proof, environmentally green and self-sustaining. 

While current carrier-supplied internet has met the demand of ever increasing bandwidth consumption, it does so with high monthly premiums that go on forever.*

CO-OP Net changes all that.

*[Canada pays one of the highest costs for home internet in the world]

The Importance of Connectivity - Especially during the Covid era

  • With home internet consumption having risen steadily over the years, the reliance on fast and reliable internet is paramount for work & play by the whole family. 
  • Moreso in the Covid era, families have become well practiced in remote work & socialization routines. 

The Growing Need for Bandwidth

  • Current Carrier Internet Plans:

    Canada is known for having the most expensive internet costs in the world. 
    What’s more is that carriers are only set up to offer a few different plans, but nothing quite geared for those on fixed budgets and who don’t need huge connectivity. 
    Today’s plans are premium-priced, even at the low-end:

Get a Hedge Against Current & Rising Costs:

Canada is known for having the most expensive internet costs in the world. 

A comparison of the most popular providers:

Current Carrier Internet Plans

ProviderPlanPricingTermsHubCost per 1-yrCost per 2-yrCost per 3-yr
Shaw Cable:300$10024 months / ($110 after)n/c$2,400$2,640$3,720
Telus:300$8524 months / (then $120)n/c$1,020$2,040$3,480
Bell Canada:300$114.95Monthly$199$1,379$2,758$4,140
VMedia:300$63.95/then $83.95not incl.$767.40$1,534$2,542
Novus:300$65Monthly incl.$780$1,560$2,340 *
CO-OP Net:Unlimited***$0Payment of networkincl.$120$240$360 **
*Only if network in the building 
**These are minimum contributions to the internet coming to the building + support
***Network has 10Gbps throughput, so no ceiling.
What’s more is that carriers are only set up to offer a few different plans, but nothing quite geared for those on fixed budgets and who don’t need huge connectivity. 
Today’s plans are premium-priced, even at the low-end:
  • Get The first & last internet your building & residents will ever need.

  • CO-OP your building’s internet and nullify those ongoing connection charges that go on without end.

How Does CO-OP Net Work?

  • We install a completely separate network of fibre-optic conduits and fibre lines throughout each floor, connected to our equipment in your Telecom room.

  • We bring in an independent internet backhaul internet line to feed your new network. Learn More

  • We also set up a small-footprint pre-configured router in each suite for access.

  • The network hooks up to the incoming fibre to your building, where the costs are distributed over all the users in the building.

  • Since the network is now your own infrastructure, occupants will never pay service fees related to internet within their suites!

The Real CO-OP Value To Your Building & Residents:

  • The first and only ‘Null-rate’ Hi-speed fibre-internet to strata occupants.

  • The lowest cost Hi-speed fibre internet service to rental tenants.

  • Your building gets their own in-house private fibre-optic network as a new utility.

  • Your building’s capital valuation goes up!

  • Strata resident savings can greatly impact their suite value with lessening strata fees.

FAQs:

Q: Is this a separate network, or some group-deal under our current provider?

A: It’s an entirely separate install and self-contained network with it’s own new fibre-cabling, in-suite routers, etc. 

Q: What does this cost our building? Members?

A: There is a capital outlay to the building or members, or the building takes on a lease-to-own for the network, with small monthly premiums from each member/occupant contributing. 

Q: Who owns the network? Or is it an ongoing service?

A: In a strata-building, the strata would own the network together with the members after the term is up, or upon cash purchase.

Q: Is there a monthly maintenance fee? Operational fee?

A: In the first year of operation there is the only contribution to the fibre coming into the building, approximately $5/per month. In the subsequent years, a support contribution of $5/per month, totalling $10/per month after the first year.

Q: Who maintains it?

A:  Connectivity Alliance would oversee the installation and maintenance, ongoing.  

Q: Is there a term?

A: There is no mandatory term. The installation can be done as a lease-to-own over a 2-5 year term optionally, or as a purchase or combination based on a value of $1,000/per suite one time cost. As a lease, the longer the term, the lower the monthly costs and vice versa.

Q: How is this initiated, and how does it work if our building is a Strata? Rental block?

A: A presentation to Strata & council is a first step. A vote would require a majority to carry the resolution. 
A rental building can initiate the implementation under the direction of the building management & owner. 
The benefits & premiums could be passed directly onto the tenants for the cost recovery, or resold by the landlord at a premium.