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e_phils

join:2001-04-19
Canada
reply to brmcghee

Re: [BC] Shaw Upload Speed

said by brmcghee:

i live in langley and wanted to know. is there a way to get a higher upload speed (pay a fee?) i dont need 100mb down, i have 50down but i need 10+ up.

Telus HS50/Optik 50 has an upstream of 10 megabits. I have the service currently and live in Langley as well.


rustydusty

join:2009-09-29
Red Deer, AB

Living in the same city does not mean he is eligle for the 50Mb Telus plan. He may live too far from a remote dslam or the CO to get the service. Loop distances can be as much as one person gets the service, the guy 50FT away cannot. Also, the Actiontec is a steaming turd of a device, and Telus won't let you legally bridge it.



spock

join:2012-07-08

Give telus a call. They offer a great 50/10 service.



rustydusty

join:2009-09-29
Red Deer, AB

They definitely do! The trick is to get the Actiontec to not burn out. If you can get a good one, it's a good service. I can't get over the single point of failure for the entire TV and Internet service.


kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
reply to spock

They didn't offer me any great 50/10 service.

Fastest they offered me was 25/2.5 minus overhead.
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spock

join:2012-07-08

No its not minus overhead. The profile sync is higher so you will receive 25/2.5



rustydusty

join:2009-09-29
Red Deer, AB

said by spock:

No its not minus overhead. The profile sync is higher so you will receive 25/2.5

Not even close. The profiles sync higher, and QoS allows some wiggle room. With my PVR recording 3HD streams, my internet speeds dropped to 17Mb/s X 1.7Mb/s. They do sync the line higher, but the more STB's will bring the speeds down. QoS can only do so much

kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
reply to spock

@spock

First you said they offer a great 50/10 service. Now you can promise I will get 25/2.5?

Thats half the upload I get now, which is my concern. Paying Shaw an extra $10/month for two modems at 100/5 has much better speeds.
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Yes, I am not employed and looking for IT work. Have passport, will travel.



spock

join:2012-07-08
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
reply to rustydusty

said by rustydusty:

said by spock:

No its not minus overhead. The profile sync is higher so you will receive 25/2.5

Not even close. The profiles sync higher, and QoS allows some wiggle room. With my PVR recording 3HD streams, my internet speeds dropped to 17Mb/s X 1.7Mb/s. They do sync the line higher, but the more STB's will bring the speeds down. QoS can only do so much

So rusty you currently have Optik?


rustydusty

join:2009-09-29
Red Deer, AB

said by spock:

said by rustydusty:

said by spock:

No its not minus overhead. The profile sync is higher so you will receive 25/2.5

Not even close. The profiles sync higher, and QoS allows some wiggle room. With my PVR recording 3HD streams, my internet speeds dropped to 17Mb/s X 1.7Mb/s. They do sync the line higher, but the more STB's will bring the speeds down. QoS can only do so much

So rusty you currently have Optik?

Negative, got rid of it after my 3rd Actiontec device failed. Last time was on a long weekend, had to wait 4 days till I had TV and Internet again. Also got no compensation for all the downtime on either occasion. Their new service definitely interests me, for the internet only. I can't get over the fact they don't supply a modem only device if requested.


jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
kudos:4

ALU or bridge mode. Bingo.



spock

join:2012-07-08
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
reply to spock

Like you say rusty the difference between shaw and telus can be different in each area. On vancouver island I experienced huge swings in ping and speed depending on the time of day with shaw. Shaw made gaming and voip quality suffer during prime time. I was also getting tired of the constant price increases last year. I went to telus for tv and internet and was happy. I ended up moving to teksavvy because I like how they run their business. I now get my tv via ota and netflix

When I had optik my modem would sync to 34m down 3.2up

I had no issues getting 25meg down when recording 2HD streams. When using 3hd stream I would get 20m down.

Currently I'm using teksavvy and receive these speeds 24/7

ping was a little high from qos rules, my wife was on the phone










spock

join:2012-07-08
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
reply to kevinds

said by kevinds:

@spock

First you said they offer a great 50/10 service. Now you can promise I will get 25/2.5?

Thats half the upload I get now, which is my concern. Paying Shaw an extra $10/month for two modems at 100/5 has much better speeds.

I know you will get 25/2.5

It isn't like the old days when the advertised speeds were the sync speeds minus overhead. 25/2.5 is 32/3 sync. That is totally dependent on your location of course.