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Gone
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Re: [Hamilton] Is Cogeco Increasing Speeds?

There's a remote SLAM at the corner of Ridley and Vansickle that's active, so Third and Third may be a bit far but areas east of there should be good. My grandfather lives at Geneva/Scott and qualifies for 16/1. My father lives on Lincoln and qualifies for 16/1. Secord Woods qualifies for 16/1. So does the Vansickle and Pelham. I suppose it depends just how far away you are from a JWI with an RSLAM strapped on the side, but there's a lot of 16/1 available in St. Catharines, comparable with other cities its size. Niagara Falls also has some 16/1 but not nearly as much. Bupkis for anywhere else in Niagara.

30 is VDSL2. You'll see that when they launch Fibe TV in the next year or so, they slowly seem to be making their way east down the QEW from Hamilton and are wiring up Stoney Creek and Grimsby right now. Other than St. Cats and Niagara Falls, I don't expect you'll see Fibe TV anywhere else in Niagara for a very long time.



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said by Gone:

My grandfather lives at Geneva/Scott and qualifies for 16/1.

That's like, around the corner for me, I could throw a football at his house; I'm rated for 5. Funny how that works.


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You want to hear a real shocker? I just punched in my uncle's address off of Sherman Drive and it just qualified him for 25/10. That's the first time I've seen any VDSL2 anywhere in Niagara. They must be further down the QEW than I thought.

Edit - heh, my Father on Lincoln now qualifies for 25/10 too, and the system is smart enough to know by address because if I punch others in it shows me just 5/1.



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I tried the online tester in the event the online component is faulty or inaccurate to what the people on the phone will tell you, but my postal code comes up as 5/1. Your uncle must have a different postal code than me. I have no idea how large or small postal code areas are...



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You guys could both be served by a different JWI or remote.

He's not exactly on Sherman, but close enough to it. Seeing 25/10 for my Father on Lincoln surprised the heck out of me.

I just threw in my Grandfather who lives in the Kiwanis Park seniors building on Geneva and he also qualifies for 25/10 now. If I put in my own address and the address of my store here in Fort Erie, they show 5/1. They must have lit up a bunch of VDSL2 SLAMs in St. Catharines. I know they've been in the works for a while, but I figured they wouldn't be ready until the Fall based on what I had heard.


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I'm in the North end of St. Catharines and bell says I qualify for 25/10. Currently on 16/1 though (realistically 16.5/0.9). Maybe I'll switch over if they give me some nice promotion. ;P Those uploads look really nice.
I'm near the Scott and Geneva intersection, but closer to bell's Linwell CO building.



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said by DoctorT:

I'm in the North end of St. Catharines and bell says I qualify for 25/10. Currently on 16/1 though (realistically 16.5/0.9). Maybe I'll switch over...

Exercise extreme caution. You might want to read up on some of the modem issues they're having over in the broadband and tsi forums. My area just got wired up for 25/10 and I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole at the moment.

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said by DoctorT:

I'm in the North end of St. Catharines and bell says I qualify for 25/10. Currently on 16/1 though (realistically 16.5/0.9). Maybe I'll switch over if they give me some nice promotion. ;P Those uploads look really nice.
I'm near the Scott and Geneva intersection, but closer to bell's Linwell CO building.

I popped my Grandfather's phone number into Teksavvy's page and it qualified for 25/7 on there, too. They must have just lit these up.

Only a matter of time now before there's Fibe TV.