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Immortal

join:2009-09-04
Milton, ON

Standard Broadband

Anyone ever heard of these guys?

»standardbroadbandhome.ca/

My brother supposedly got a flyer about them but I haven't received anything yet and I've also never heard of them until now.


HeadSpinning
MNSi Internet

join:2005-05-29
Windsor, ON
kudos:5

Their address is the old Look building in Milton...?



Immortal

join:2009-09-04
Milton, ON
reply to Immortal

Looks that way yea



BliZZardX
Premium
join:2002-08-18
Toronto, ON
reply to Immortal

Looks like a nice fixed wireless option for Milton. I thought Look sold off all their spectrum. Wonder if they have enough bandwidth for a little more upload, prices are good but throughput is kinda stingy.



Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

said by BliZZardX:

Looks like a nice fixed wireless option for Milton. I thought Look sold off all their spectrum. Wonder if they have enough bandwidth for a little more upload, prices are good but throughput is kinda stingy.

If I remember correctly, Look used 2.5GHz MMDS and something like DOCSIS+ as the protocol. These guys use licensed 3.6GHz and Microtik NV2 as the protocol.


mlerner
Premium
join:2000-11-25
Nepean, ON
kudos:5
reply to Immortal

If I remember correctly Look's spectrum was sold to Inukshuk, Bell and Rogers venture.



damir52
SFRJ
Premium
join:2003-05-24

I wish something like this was available for Kitchener downtown.


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ToneDef

join:2012-05-16
Rockwood, ON
reply to Immortal

I'm in rural Milton up in Nassagaweya on 15 Sideroad. I doubt I'd get much of a signal without an expensive tower



Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

said by ToneDef:

I'm in rural Milton up in Nassagaweya on 15 Sideroad. I doubt I'd get much of a signal without an expensive tower

You'd be surprised. That's only around 10km away from the urban part of Milton, which is nothing if their own equipment is located on a decent-height tower and you've got no tall objects in your immediate area.

ToneDef

join:2012-05-16
Rockwood, ON

said by Gone:

You'd be surprised. That's only around 10km away from the urban part of Milton, which is nothing if their own equipment is located on a decent-height tower and you've got no tall objects in your immediate area.

I'm in a forested area so I'd have to get up over all those trees. Running on Bell Turbo Hub right now and although signal stength is weak it's still pretty good. The big issue is that 3gig bandwidth that I always blow over


Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

said by ToneDef:

I'm in a forested area so I'd have to get up over all those trees. Running on Bell Turbo Hub right now and although signal stength is weak it's still pretty good. The big issue is that 3gig bandwidth that I always blow over

Damn those trees, haha. Do up a spreadsheet and cost it out over 12 months. The tower will probably still be cheaper, and it's not hard to find them used.


petah

join:2002-07-27
L9T
reply to Immortal

My neighbour has it .... I was wondering what the hell is that ugly piece of thing/antenna sticking out on top of his roof.

They then ghettoly ran the cable down 1/2 of the roof into the house.

I'll update with a picture tonight if I remember. The antenna sticks out like a sore thumb.
»standardbroadbandhome.ca/images/···all2.png



Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

Sticks out like a sore thumb? wtf? It looks smaller than a satellite dish.



petah

join:2002-07-27
L9T

said by Gone:

Sticks out like a sore thumb? wtf? It looks smaller than a satellite dish.

Not when it is on the peak of your roof .... most satellites sit on the side/wall of the house.


Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

said by petah:

Not when it is on the peak of your roof .... most satellites sit on the side/wall of the house.

... but not all of them are - mine is on my roof, for example - so what's your point?


aaaaa

@start.ca

Very interesting.

I just started service with Start.ca but this seems better?

Any idea on what the ping times are like?



Slant1

@64.250.95.x
reply to petah

That photo is off the web site... not your neighbour?? not sure what you are taking about ??



slant1

@64.250.95.x
reply to Gone

has nothing to do with the LOOK equipment at all ONLY the address and the tower. The set up is brand new. you may want to check the facebook page before you post wrng info. www.facebook.com/standardbroadband . ALL the equipment is junk from LOOK, not in use



slant1

@64.250.95.x
reply to Immortal

They have been in the wireless business since 2005, all business servcies up until last June when they moved head offices to Milton and to over the LOOK building and tower. They launched the residential service only because of business customers in Milton askign time and time again to get better service than what what was available. They have SOLID speeds, and dont provide "up to" junk



Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4
reply to slant1

said by slant1 :

has nothing to do with the LOOK equipment at all ONLY the address and the tower. The set up is brand new. you may want to check the facebook page before you post wrng info. www.facebook.com/standardbroadband . ALL the equipment is junk from LOOK, not in use

... I never said they used the same equipment as Look. In fact, I pointed out the obvious differences that would mean that they specifically don't use the same equipment as Look.


Slant1

@64.250.95.x
reply to BliZZardX

They offer far higher speeds on the business side, look at the web site and hit the business link. www.standardbroadband.ca. i called and if you want any speed up to 330Mbps it is available. no use on the home side but cool...


eotsuka

join:2005-08-15
reply to Immortal

Does anyone know who they peer with? I rather not get stuck with a ISP who only has one transit provider with horrible routing.

If anyone on the service can run a traceroute to the following addresses it would be appreciated.

voip.freephoneline.ca
toronto.voip.ms

Thanks



IPGuy

@64.250.95.x

I have them installed at my home in Milton, in speaking to them they have three large upstream providers and also peer with a number of other networks via some private peering arrangements. From what I can tell they peer with Cogent, NAC, and Bell.

Network seems solid had it installed now for a few weeks, they also have a number of licensed backhaul links between their sites.


eotsuka

join:2005-08-15
reply to Immortal

I'm not too sure if I am allowed to post this but there is a deal right here. »takeitandgo.ca/localdeals/show/M···and-deal

I purchased, and will pay $199 for the install. I will test it out and let everyone know when it is installed. 15/1.5 Mbps Unlimited Usage for $44 dollars/month isn't too bad I guess.


eotsuka

join:2005-08-15
reply to Immortal

So I just got my service installed and I must say I'm impressed!

Installed came on time and installed the fixed wireless device.

It looks like this installed - you can barely see it from the street/sidewalk.




The installed showed me maximum theoretical speed to be 27/10. However I only pay for 15/1.5 so I will never have that speed :(. The nice thing is that I won't need to worry about is my usage as it is unlimited.




Some traceroutes

Tracing route to google.ca [74.125.226.63]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
 
  1     2 ms     1 ms     1 ms  DD-WRT [192.168.1.1]
  2     3 ms     6 ms     4 ms  199.115.90-1.ip.mltn.standardbroadband.ca [199.1
15.90.1]
  3    24 ms     6 ms     8 ms  10.2.98.1
  4    14 ms     8 ms     8 ms  64.250.95.217
  5    12 ms    27 ms    21 ms  ge0-0-427.tor.toron02core1.iasl.com [206.210.107
.193]
  6    12 ms    23 ms    16 ms  206.210.108.242
  7    15 ms    12 ms    14 ms  gw-google.torontointernetxchange.net [206.108.34
.6]
  8    24 ms    18 ms    14 ms  216.239.47.114
  9    21 ms    13 ms    14 ms  64.233.175.132
 10     *       20 ms    17 ms  yyz06s06-in-f31.1e100.net [74.125.226.63]
Trace complete.
 

Tracing route to dslreports.com [209.123.109.175]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
 
  1     2 ms     1 ms     1 ms  DD-WRT [192.168.1.1]
  2     3 ms    23 ms    14 ms  199.115.90-1.ip.mltn.standardbroadband.ca [199.1
15.90.1]
  3     7 ms    23 ms     6 ms  10.2.98.1
  4     8 ms     8 ms     8 ms  64.250.95.217
  5    27 ms    14 ms    25 ms  ge0-0-427.tor.toron02core1.iasl.com [206.210.107
.193]
  6    24 ms    21 ms    59 ms  69.77.176.21
  7    17 ms    13 ms    12 ms  66.199.34.62
  8    15 ms    22 ms    27 ms  66.199.39.106
  9    66 ms    45 ms    57 ms  gw-nac.torontointernetxchange.net [206.108.34.38
]
 10    35 ms    66 ms    41 ms  0.e1-4.tbr1.oct.nac.net [209.123.10.122]
 11    40 ms    48 ms    29 ms  vlan804.esd1.oct.nac.net [209.123.10.2]
 12    29 ms    39 ms    27 ms  www.dslreports.com [209.123.109.175]
 
Trace complete.
 


Gone
Premium
join:2011-01-24
Fort Erie, ON
kudos:4

Peering and latency looks good. Nice.


eotsuka

join:2005-08-15

I've been playing with the internet connection I see that they peer with

TORIX
Cogent
Cogeco Data Services


neptune54

join:2006-07-31
reply to Immortal

How its their customer service and support and reliability?


redlow

join:2008-01-02
Milton, ON
reply to Immortal

I just signed up, installation on Monday. It looks very good, and I haven't seen anything in this forum yet that makes me think it was a bad idea I am looking forward to getting off cable


neptune54

join:2006-07-31

How'd the install go? And how is the service?