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londoner1

join:2007-04-26
London, ON
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Upstream Rates?

So I understand that cable operators (ie Rogers, Cogeco etc) are required to provide the same services to companies like TSI as they do to their own customers. And as most know we are waiting for a CRTC ruling on the speed match. I'm personally on the Cable 28 plan and am looking forward to the 3Mbps up speed. I find that with HD Video chat (SKYPE, Facetime), VOIP, and at times streaming remote video the 1Mbps is overloaded....

What I am wondering is when will we see an increase on the DSL services? The Bell Fibe 15/10 looks ideal for a buddy, but on TSI it's a 15/1 service


maxboha

join:2012-05-12
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said by londoner1:

The Bell Fibe 15/10 looks ideal for a buddy, but on TSI it's a 15/1 service

15/1 is for adsl2, if you are on vdsl and if my memory is exact, i think you can ask for the 7-10 megabits upload sync


creed3020
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join:2006-04-26
Kitchener, ON
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reply to londoner1

Purchase the 25/10 plan and you'll get close to the 10Mbps up. The older ADSL2 plans won't be seeing any increases as everything is moved towards VDSL or FTTH.


Cloneman

join:2002-08-29
Montreal
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reply to londoner1

Due to technicalities in the tariffs, 15/10 is not cheaper than 25/10 for Teksavvy to offer. This allows bell to maintain an unfair advantage and offer 15/10 for about 50$, modem rental included.

For some reason, I don't see anyone fighting this at the moment, which is a real pain the ass, considering we're already paying a 100$ sign-up fee plus a dry loop fee. That's 3 strikes against the wholesale competitors.

With the new Quebec taxes in full effect, it means wholesale 10mbit upload packages are almost 70$ after tax. It's completely ridiculous. Adding injury to insult is that regular adsl (15/1, 6/1, whatever) doesn't play nice with QoS because of ATM overhead. Needs special patches that are unnecessary for the better-performing cable and VDSL alternatives


londoner1

join:2007-04-26
London, ON
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reply to creed3020

the 25/10 plan does look nice but it has a recurring modem rental which pushes the service to $60+ per month. Sadly it seems that at the approx $40 per month the only current offerings are on the cable drops (assuming someone needs more then 1mb up and that the 18m service will see a bump to 25/2 soon)

Maxboha.... whats this 'ask for a 7-10 mb upload sync' u speak of?....i'm assuming some fees would be associated any ideas?


34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to creed3020

said by creed3020:

The older ADSL2 plans won't be seeing any increases as everything is moved towards VDSL or FTTH.

Spec wise ADSL2+ can only go up to 1.4Mbps anyway and that is under the best possible conditions. There is no point in Bell even bothering.