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abitbent

join:2004-04-23
Brantford, ON

[Express] Express & Extreme Get Speed/Cap Upgrade

This is a nice "pat on the back" article. Rogers doesn't "meet the needs" of Canadians at all... unless of course you are a shareholder.

Thanks for tossing us some crumbs Rogers...

»www.newswire.ca/en/story/910631/ ··· et-plans

QL0G1C

join:2007-02-20
Concord, ON
whats the point of upgrading speeds if they can't even handle what they have now. I don't get my extreme plus speeds at night, now it's just going to get worse

plebel
Premium
join:2011-01-27
Ottawa, ON
reply to abitbent
Oh, great. Rogers: HOW ABOUT AN UPGRADE TO THE UPLOAD SPEEDS??? A 28:1 ratio makes perfect sense, right? Wrong! Oh, and maybe you could think about rolling out IPv6 before the next century? Comcast is doing it, why aren't you?

Idiots.


Dones

join:2008-02-14
Toronto, ON
said by plebel:

Oh, great. Rogers: HOW ABOUT AN UPGRADE TO THE UPLOAD SPEEDS??? A 28:1 ratio makes perfect sense, right? Wrong! Oh, and maybe you could think about rolling out IPv6 before the next century? Comcast is doing it, why aren't you?

Idiots.

1+

1Mbps upload speed in 2012 is like having dial up in 2011.


J E F F
Whatta Ya Think About Dat?
Premium
join:2004-04-01
Kitchener, ON
kudos:1
reply to abitbent
Speed increase for 'existing' customers is March 8th, AFTER the price increase. Sure, treat your loyal customers like shit. But give the new guy quick speed a month BEFORE you, and at a reduced rate. Thanks for pissing me off once again, Rogers. I don't need the 18 **#&$MB connection, I only download a couple Linux ISO a year (yes, real Linux ISO's), my #**# Netflix has reduced quality because of your GD'ed caps, you bastards. My Rogers bill is going up like $12 starting March 1...that's like 2% of my bill..bastards. over the course of a year, that's $144, that's like 3 tanks of gas for the car, a good 4 weeks of driving. Guess I'll just have to tell the kids that they won't be getting anything from me this year. Jerks.
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If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein


J E F F
Whatta Ya Think About Dat?
Premium
join:2004-04-01
Kitchener, ON
kudos:1
reply to plebel
You seen the upload on Express? like 400kb..what a joke.


sbrook
Premium,Mod
join:2001-12-14
Ottawa
kudos:13
This quote ... with some other uses afterwards ... I think explains why download gets the speedboost, but not the upload ...

"Rogers customers are increasingly watching movies on Rogers on Demand Online ..."

puzz1ed

join:2005-02-20
Markham, ON
reply to abitbent
Upgrade is only for those with Docsis 3.0 modems.


Khicken

@cogentco.com
Speed increases don't mean anything when Rogers throttles everything...

I mean how fast do you want to open your email?? Other applications are still throttled at this point..


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
reply to puzz1ed
said by puzz1ed:

Upgrade is only for those with Docsis 3.0 modems.

I think that's more Rogers BS to get us to run out and buy a new D3 modem. I'll bet a dime to a dollar D2 modems will work at 18 Mbp\s just fine.


dauthiatull
Premium
join:2003-08-06
Toronto, ON
Reviews:
·Rogers Hi-Speed
reply to abitbent
my d2 modem which was suposed to top out at 10 mb is running just fine on the current 12 mb profile

my downloads max out at 1400Kb/s even torrents.
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HiVolt
Premium
join:2000-12-28
Toronto, ON
kudos:22
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
reply to elitefx
said by elitefx:

I think that's more Rogers BS to get us to run out and buy a new D3 modem. I'll bet a dime to a dollar D2 modems will work at 18 Mbp\s just fine.

Of course they do. Rogers even had an 18/1 setting, for those areas that weren't D3 capable when they first introduced 25/1 tier a few years ago.

On wholesale ISP like Acanac/TekSavvy they've even made 24/1 tier work on D2 modems.

It's just that with a single channel, more local node congestion issues may impact you. That's the only downside.
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GO LEAFS GO!


dauthiatull
Premium
join:2003-08-06
Toronto, ON
reply to abitbent
my loop isnt that bad but thinking of trading in this modem soon anyway. had it for more than 6 years so i expect it to esplode eventually.
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a birth certificate is also proof of death, eventually

ptscon

join:2009-02-21
reply to abitbent
When is this supposed to go into effect?

I'm seeing 28Mbps on my Extreme right now.


sbrook
Premium,Mod
join:2001-12-14
Ottawa
kudos:13
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
·WIND Mobile
reply to abitbent
Yes, DOCSIS 2 modems will work at speeds up to about 30Mbps ... BUT ... the problem comes if there are two of you on the same frequency channel with a D2 modem on your cable segment, you're gonna share that 30 Mbps ... depending how the packets arrive at the CMTS for delivery down the cable. Now bear in mind that there are lots more than just 2 modems on a cable segment on the same frequency, you're gonna share that 30Mbps amongst many people if they all have packets queued up at the CMTS.

So, with D3 modems with 4 frequencies bonded the total available speed is now about 120 Mbps ... so you can have 4 simultaneously downloading users at 30 Mbps before they notice congestion or 10 Express users. etc.

So, if you want the speeds, then you need the modems to avoid congestion.


Gandharva

@reliablehosting.com
What about the earlier thread about increased upload speeds? Does this announcement mean all hope is lost for faster uploads? I've been holding out on upgrading from Express to Ultimate until they clearly advertise the rumoured faster upload speeds, hopefully 10Mb/s.

resa1983
Premium
join:2008-03-10
North York, ON
kudos:10
said by Gandharva :

What about the earlier thread about increased upload speeds? Does this announcement mean all hope is lost for faster uploads? I've been holding out on upgrading from Express to Ultimate until they clearly advertise the rumoured faster upload speeds, hopefully 10Mb/s.

They've said its coming to the GTA first - not all areas will get it tho. Its apparently a multi-year project.

bbhog

join:2010-07-05
North York, ON
reply to abitbent
News release said Rogers will be rolling out the speed upgrades starting Jan 26th. Anyone seeing the new speeds?


sbrook
Premium,Mod
join:2001-12-14
Ottawa
kudos:13
Considering people in aurora have been having speed consistency problems, something tells me that they've started rollout there

ptscon

join:2009-02-21
reply to bbhog
I'm in west end of Mississauga seems like I got it few days ago.


yyzlhr

@rogers.com
reply to Gandharva
said by Gandharva :

What about the earlier thread about increased upload speeds? Does this announcement mean all hope is lost for faster uploads? I've been holding out on upgrading from Express to Ultimate until they clearly advertise the rumoured faster upload speeds, hopefully 10Mb/s.

Upload speeds on ultimate is 10mb/s if it's available in your area. Rollout is very limited right now.