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bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
reply to dfs4

Re: Which ISP

said by dfs4:

Sounds good if I have to avoid dry loop fees.

Even if you don't - between Start.ca and Teksavvy, there is always a cable option that is the same price or cheaper.

said by dfs4:

"TekSavvy Lite 7 Up to Down 7 Mbps / 800 Kbps Up"(cable) is the choice I am looking at right now.

Pretty sure that's a Cogeco-based cable product, and only available in Chatham at the moment. Cable 6, Cable 18 and Cable 28 are your options from Teksavvy in Rogers areas.

dfs4

join:2012-11-01

I just ordered teksavvy cable 6 300GB plan. It is not as good as I expected there is a $55 activation fee and I have to pay $75 for the modem taxes not included. I have a webstar modem but they said that is not compatible with their service. So it sucks.. pretty costly for the first month and activation date is more than a week away.


bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1

It would have been similar for DSL if you don't already have a DSL modem.


dfs4

join:2012-11-01

Yeah I asked and he said the DSL would be the same with activation fee and modem fee and I don't have a dsl modem. It is a webstar(DPC2100R2) cable modem.



jasmo34

join:2008-03-20
London, ON

said by dfs4:

Yeah I asked and he said the DSL would be the same with activation fee and modem fee and I don't have a dsl modem. It is a webstar(DPC2100R2) cable modem.

Well, a DSL modem can be had for $25, and Start and EBox charge $0 for 6M DSL installation. But, then you would be into the Dry Loop Activation and DryLoop Monthly Fees. Cable 6 from TSI should be fine...

But, just a heads up on that cable modem you just bought, for $75 (+ $10 shipping). I assume it is the DCM425.

I believe that is an older cable modem. It may not be 'ideal' for any cable plans higher than 6M; especially now that Rogers has leaked news about upcoming speed increases, and the next highest plan above 6M will soon be 25/2.

So, just as your Webstar is no longer usable, the 425 may have a limited future too. It may work at higher speeds, but it may not deliver full speed on a 25/2 plan, especially in prime time, in 'congested areas'.

I would seriously consider an upgrade to a DOCSIS 3 modem, if it is within your budget. If you will be staying at 6M, it is fine.

Hopefully some advice will be forthcoming from others more knowledgable about cable modems than I am...