Note: offerings from these companies are subject to change. The information above was compiled as of Oct 2015 from axia.com, telus.com, shaw.ca, and xplorenet.com ignoring temporary initial offers. You may be able to get a reduced introductory rate or enhanced/bundled services or hardware by playing one against the other. Personally I dislike the notion that my neighbor may be getting a secret deal not available to everyone - that should be illegal in my way of thinking. Note as well, that Axia provides only the internet. Some bundled services you get from the competitors may need to be set up from other sources or acquired independently. For example: email@example.com or @shaw.com or even @agt.net will no longer work if you switch companies - you would have to switch to something web-based like gmail.
And finally, I really don't see the justification for business vs residential rates, except that a business can write off expenses. The Axia presenter tried to justify the difference in an enhanced service level for business customers - but it doesn't make sense to me .. if everyone is promised 99.9% up time, the rates should be the same for everyone. And that is my opinion on that ..