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MaynardKrebs
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reply to cowwoc

Re: Bell: We don't provide same service to Teksavvy customers

said by cowwoc:

Technically speaking, couldn't Bell improve the situation by upgrading their box or adding an additional box closer to my location?

Sure. Open a ticket and ask them to do just that. LOL

cowwoc

join:2007-05-19
St John'S, NL
Couldn't Bell add an additional upload channel from the box to my home? That sounds cheap enough (cheaper than adding a new box or paying for an extensive upgrade).

Gili

kovy7

join:2009-03-26
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said by cowwoc:

Couldn't Bell add an additional upload channel from the box to my home? That sounds cheap enough (cheaper than adding a new box or paying for an extensive upgrade).

Gili

no...

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
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reply to cowwoc
said by cowwoc:

Couldn't Bell add an additional upload channel from the box to my home?

No. You're running into physical limitations of the wiring.

cowwoc

join:2007-05-19
St John'S, NL
said by bt:

said by cowwoc:

Couldn't Bell add an additional upload channel from the box to my home?

No. You're running into physical limitations of the wiring.

I understand I'm running into the physical limitation of a single wire, but can't Bell bond multiple wires (say one meant for my neighbor which isn't using DSL) to promise me faster service?

Is DSL bonding really my only realistic option? My house is using one line for DSL and the other for phone/alarm system. Wouldn't the second DSL run into interference with existing services?

Is it possible for me to bond two DSL connections with differing speeds? Perhaps I could get a cheap/slow second connection and use it purely to augment my upload speed? The cheapest option I see is DSL 6/0.8 for $30 but I'm paying for the extra download speed and bandwidth I don't need. Is there a cheaper option?

Thanks,
Gili

kovy7

join:2009-03-26
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said by cowwoc:

said by bt:

said by cowwoc:

Couldn't Bell add an additional upload channel from the box to my home?

No. You're running into physical limitations of the wiring.

I understand I'm running into the physical limitation of a single wire, but can't Bell bond multiple wires (say one meant for my neighbor which isn't using DSL) to promise me faster service?

Is DSL bonding really my only realistic option? My house is using one line for DSL and the other for phone/alarm system. Wouldn't the second DSL run into interference with existing services?

Is it possible for me to bond two DSL connections with differing speeds? Perhaps I could get a cheap/slow second connection and use it purely to augment my upload speed? The cheapest option I see is DSL 6/0.8 for $30 but I'm paying for the extra download speed and bandwidth I don't need. Is there a cheaper option?

Thanks,
Gili

There's nothing else can do... Unless your line has a physical issue... they won't do anything else.

Bonding is between you and your ISP, and usually it's better to have lines at the same speed.

MaynardKrebs
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said by cowwoc:

Couldn't Bell add an additional upload channel from the box to my home? That sounds cheap enough (cheaper than adding a new box or paying for an extensive upgrade).

You could probably run your own transatlantic fibre-optic cable from your front door to Europe faster and cheaper than Bell could give you an upgrade.

cowwoc

join:2007-05-19
St John'S, NL
said by MaynardKrebs:

said by cowwoc:

Couldn't Bell add an additional upload channel from the box to my home? That sounds cheap enough (cheaper than adding a new box or paying for an extensive upgrade).

You could probably run your own transatlantic fibre-optic cable from your front door to Europe faster and cheaper than Bell could give you an upgrade.

I have two co-workers abroad. One is in Bulgaria, another in Serbia. They have 64Mbps and 32Mbps connections, respectively, for less than $30/month.

Serbia!!! Come on people! Canada is such a third-world country when it comes to internet.

MaynardKrebs
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Duh, yes.

And I'll bet that on an income adjusted & "delivered bitrate"** basis that their service is a lot cheaper too.

** delivered bitrate = the actual measured bitrate available at the user premises, NOT the advertised speed.

komi

join:2011-07-08
North York, ON
reply to cowwoc
Just go a bit south (Romania) and for $30 you'll get internet-50Mbps, cable TV with 10 HD channels and home phone-VOIP. Now that's a hot deal!

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to MaynardKrebs
said by MaynardKrebs:

You could probably run your own transatlantic fibre-optic cable from your front door to Europe faster and cheaper than Bell could give you an upgrade.

Let's see him come up with the couple billion dollars first

MaynardKrebs
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said by 34764170:

said by MaynardKrebs:

You could probably run your own transatlantic fibre-optic cable from your front door to Europe faster and cheaper than Bell could give you an upgrade.

Let's see him come up with the couple billion dollars first

And even if it took him a while to do that, it would still be cheaper & faster than waiting for Bell.