Telus has been crowned as the fastest wireless carrier in Canada

Every year since 2013, the fine folks at PC Mag traverse their way throughout all of Canada to determine which wireless carrier in the country is truly the fastest. For 2018, it was determined that Telus is the fastest carrier for the second year in a row.

To conduct its test of Bell, Rogers, and Telus, PC Mag tested the service of all three providers in 36 cities across Canada's 10 provinces. While doing so, Telus reached a max download speed of 742Mbps while Bell got even higher at 780Mbps. Rogers' max speed of 356Mbps isn't slow by any means, but compared to Telus and Bell, definitely pales in comparison.

When it comes to average download speeds, Telus pulled ahead once more with 174Mbps compared to 159Mbps and 104Mbps for Bell and Rogers, respectively.

To not much surprise, PC Mag reports that it saw a "real urban-rural divide" when conducting these tests.

Midsize cities like Victoria, BC and Red Deer, AB showed average speeds that were considerably slower than the biggest metro areas. And while some small cities held their own, like Swift Current, SK, average speeds really ran low in rural east coast locales like Guysborough County, NS.

What do you think about these results? If you're a Telus customer, have you been pleased with your data speeds?

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.