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reply to Jordih

Re: [BC] Shaw 13Mb/s buffering YouTube slower then Telus 6Mb/s

I'm also getting very slow internet speeds, and I have broadband50. Videos from different sites were buffering, not just Youtube, I was noticing lag on BF3...which I upgraded my speed for. I ran internetspeedtest.com and it showed about 10M. I run a quadcore with 8 gigs of ram.

I live in Winston Heights. I called support about it on Thursday, and we went through the modem reboot, short the coax, reboot the computer. Then we ran the Shaw speedtest - which was 48M -so I decided to let it go. That night I got buffering again, so I searched for the best tests I could find. I ran everything from Internet Frog, to Primus, to DSLReports, and everything in between. All poor except for the Shaw version.

Tech support says they are upgrading all around the city and Winston Height is in process this weekend...it should be better by Monday. I'm a little skeptical, since the Youtube test is an aggregate of a number of weeks.

Have to see how it turns out.


Lately i am experiencing VERY SLOW youtube videos. It started recently for some reason. Im on BB50 from New Westminster, BC and my service has been perfect for a long time. Its perfect even now. all my games are fine, my downloads are fast but youtube is just horrible. I cant watch a proper clip without some sort of buffering. I truly hope its youtube and not Shaw routing to youtube, cuz that would suck. My telus friend has no issues with youtube.

Calgary, AB

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reply to JoeKinn
There was mention that the DNU was happening very soon in Calgary, was supposed to start Oct 30 with Country Hills first.

I don't know if they are adding more internet channels at the same time, or just turning off the analog stations. I suppose time will tell...

The problem with adding internet channels at the same time (replacing the analog channels with internet channels) is that anybody without full cable (tiers 123 blocked) will have the 'new' internet channels blocked by the filter.

I found speedtest.net to be 'accurate' using the Virden, MB server - compared to the speed of transfers at similar times.
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